Batman Returns (1992) – In recent reviews of Tim Burton movies, I’ve written about the difference between Burton the auteur and Burton the director-for-hire. Whichever one is working, his movies have a great signature look but Burton the auteur creates movies that have a level of depth. Burton-for-hire is just kind of phoning it in. Burton … Continue reading
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) — I don’t really care about real estate sales and this is a movie about real estate salesmen. So why do I care? David Fucking Mamet, that’s why I fucking care. The foul-mouthed poet of the American stage creates characters that absorb you. Add to that that the cast is stacked … Continue reading
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) — I saw this movie in 1992 at the tender young age of 7. It ranks alongside Encino Man and Adventures in Babysitting as a movie I will always love no matter how silly or dated it may seem. Yeah, I know nerd god Joss Whedon had his script heavily … Continue reading
The Player (1992) — I dug it. Good Hollywood satire about the way commerce often trumps art in the movie business (although the movie itself is an obvious sign that quality manages to crack through). LOVED the ending.