LEST WE FORGET: THE MUMMY

“Patience is a virtue.” “Not right now, it isn’t.” This is the film that started it all, at least for me. When so many of my fellow “movie buffs” started with Star Wars or Indiana Jones, I couldn’t help but fall in love with The Mummy (1999). Now before I get into this article, I…

Lest We Forget: Take Shelter

*NOT A SPOILER FREE REVIEW* Take Shelter is written and directed by Jeff Nichols and stars Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. This film tells the story of Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) who keeps having visions of a horrific storm approaching. After his first dream of his dog attacking him, Curtis goes to work only to…

Lest We Forget: There Will Be Blood

“I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!” I love it when a movie strikes you, punches you with emotion, without the characters saying any words. From the moment the movie begins, we see Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) drawing oil from the nearby hole he’s drilled. There are few words spoken during these first 15…