Movie Rewind

A-Ron’s Halloween Essentials Presents: “The Exorcist” (1973)

It’s a usual tradition for cinephiles to have a 31 day horror movie marathon every October in celebration of Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Halloween then by watching my favorite and the greatest horror film ever made. I’m of course referring to William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece “The Exorcist”. Here I dive into reasons why it’s cinemas finest horror …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Se7en” (1995) – The 25th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Even the most promising clues usually only lead to others”. A 25th anniversary celebration of one of the darkest, creepiest and most brilliant serial killer pictures in American film history. David Fincher’s seminal psychological thriller “Se7en” written by Andrew Kevin Walker who had such a depressing time living in New York that he had written the …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “The Two Jakes” (1990) – The 30th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “What I do for a living may not be very reputable… but I am. In this town I’m the leper with the most fingers”. A 30th anniversary celebration of Jack Nicholson’s “The Two Jakes”. A sequel to Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir masterpiece. Directed by Jack Nicholson “The Two Jakes”, appeared 16 years later to a tortured …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Until The End Of The World” (1991)

Although I was aware of German filmmaker Wim Wenders film, “Until The End Of The World”. I had never seen either of the films theatrical (two and half hour version) or the five hour directors cut until now (although there are four cuts in total including a twenty and eight hour cut). Thanks to the recommendation by my Hawai’i Film …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Space Cowboys” – 20th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Yeah? Well I’ve got MediCare, go ahead and shoot your best shot!”. A 20th anniversary celebration of star, producer and director Clint Eastwood’s “Space Cowboys”. Eastwood directs one of his most charming, funniest and thrilling movies. “Space Cowboys” is at least three different movies: a high-tech “Apollo 13” like visual effects thriller, a charming comedy and …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Teen Wolf” – 35th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “You Are An Animal!”. A 35th anniversary celebration of “Teen Wolf”, the 1985 film that proved the cultural dominance of Michael J. Fox was not a fluke. Coming off the small screen success of “Family Ties” and the box office sensation that was “Back To The Future”. Filmed before but released after “Back To The Future”, …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: The Island (2005) – 15th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “My name is Lincoln Six Echo and I’m your insurance policy”. A 15th anniversary of Michael Bay’s “The Island”. I explore why Michael Bay is the auteur of awesome. In being only of a few filmmakers who are stylistically consistent. Michael Bay is a visionary with a clearly identifiable style and a tendency toward filmmaking that …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Dark Water (2005) – 15th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: A 15th anniversary celebration of Jennifer Connelly in “Dark Water”. A remake of the 2002 Japanese Horror film, “Dark Water” in this first English language film from Walter Salles, who mixes moody suspense with spot-on social satire and blends it into a heartbreaking supernatural drama. Jennifer Connelly is uncanny at portraying someone with a bruised sensibility …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Ghost – 30th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “It’s amazing Molly. The love inside, you take it with you”. A 30th anniversary celebration of the timeless romantic classic “Ghost”. Released during a summer of big budget films, “Ghost” surprised everyone and dominated the box office. Grossing more than $500 million, becoming the highest grossing movie of 1990 and solidifying Patrick Swayze (in an incredible …

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