Summer of ’96: TWISTER Ushers in a New Era of CGI Storytelling

It never really mattered whether or not tornadoes could effectively, realistically, be cinematic villains because they're sporadic and they never last long. That made no difference when you saw that first teaser and first trailer for Twister, Jan de Bont's parade of CGI cyclones, flying cows, and Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt leading a ragtag … Continue reading Summer of ’96: TWISTER Ushers in a New Era of CGI Storytelling

Make No Mistake, CAPONE Flirts With Greatness

SPOILERS: I plan on discussing certain elements of this movie that should be seen without any prior knowledge. There isn't much to spoil, but just be warned that I will be discussing the magic tricks that are part of this unique experience.¬† There is a fifteen-minute dream sequence early in the second half of¬†Capone, Josh … Continue reading Make No Mistake, CAPONE Flirts With Greatness