Period Movies

Dog’s Movie House: “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood” Rambles Through 1960’s Tinseltown!

Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood!”

Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood”

This goes out to my good friend Pat Walsh who has been standing tall on his movie-going soapbox for a loooong time opining about the lack of mature, adult fare during the summer movie season. Now we can argue about the creative merits of the big blockbusters but since Pat won’t see them on general principle, it’s difficult to get into creative debates about the individual films. What does matter is that we now have a blockbuster-type film filled with A-List movie stars, adult themes, a dynamic director and nary a sign of Thor and his magic sword, heh!

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Witch” Creepy Slow Burn Horror!

 

 

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog!

Puritan Terror In "The Witch"

Puritan Terror In “The Witch”

 

 

 

 

Horror is a lot like comedy.  It’s a subjective matter in that different people are scared by different things.  Many of my friends are visual when it comes to his scares; they have to see the carnage on screen to get a thrill.  I actually prefer horror films that use the “less-is-more” technique, allowing my admittedly overactive imagination to fill in the gaps.  I say this before I begin my review for “The Witch” because this film caters to folks of the later persuasion.  If you’re looking for instant gratification and oodles of violence and gore, please look elsewhere for your terror-filled thrills.  Continue reading