short

Short Films You Can Watch in an Hour…

In Film Misery’s 100th Podcast episode, Alex took me to task a little bit for something I said to Justin: I had criticised Jagoe for never having seen Miloš Forman’s three-hour Amadeus, even though he…

Star Trek Beyond

REVIEW: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ (2016)

Finally!  A neo-Star Trek movie I can get behind.  I’ve made no bones about my contempt for what JJ Abrams did to my beloved Star Trek, turning the quasi-reboot into a common action franchise.  (And…

No Escape

Is NO ESCAPE racist?

[caption id="attachment_25664" align="alignnone" width="600"] No Escape[/caption] First off, this isn’t a review of No Escape.  One review won’t correct the film’s Metascore and I’m not going to try.¹  If I were going to review the film,…

BABY NEWS: Alex is a Dad!

As some readers might have seen on Twitter, our fearless leader Alex and his wife Katie welcomed a healthy, adorable baby boy into the world last night. Future miserable movie fan Oscar Kenneth Carlson was born yesterday…

Faith Lost? 135 Shots That Will Restore Your…

Have the recent installment of Hollywood offers found you losing your faith in the film industry? Well, a Vimeo user named Flavorwire (via The Playlist) seeks to restore your belief with a new montage called…

See How They Did the Visual Effects on…

With advances in technology, the barrier to entry for producing a film is becoming smaller and smaller. Films can literally be shot, edited, and published with a smart phone and even established filmmakers like Park…

If the Best Picture Nominees Had Facebook Profiles

One of my favorite recent distractions has been the wonderful website Happy Place. Between their collection of the day's funniest tweets to their hilarious screenshots of Facebook fails, there is no better way to find…