Imagine a bad horror film crafted by excellent filmmakers, tech savvy set designers on a budget and one handsome hero with a handful of cheesy one liners that’s sure to make any woman’s heart melt, dead or alive. That’s what you get with Sam Raimi’s 1981 and 1986 cult hit The Evil Dead.
As I watched the movie Hook for about the umpteenth time, I was struck with a surprising revelation: whether intended or not, this film issues a challenge to all fathers to really step up to the plate for their families and be men. In a politically correct culture that attempts (and in many ways succeeds) to emasculate its males at every turn, that is something truly worth cherishing.
In the twenty-first century, film is an obviously scandalous industry. More troubles seem to come to the limelight every week with the advent of social media and digital journalism. But this isn’t the twenty-first century. Rather, it’s the 1950’s, when studios owned actors’ contracts, films were shot on studio back lots, and synchronized swimming with mermaids was a thing. Read More