Interstellar 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

Thanks to Cassie and Harley for reminding me about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The screenshot to the left was the best I could come up with to suggest a film that goes well beyond the usual depictions of the space beyond human… Continue Reading

The Red Tent The 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

And they’re off to the north pole, General Nobile and crew in a blimp no less! Based on a real life adventure that ended rather badly, The Red Tent is not your every day kind of adventure/ disaster movie. Directed… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 8)

Charley said goodbye to his friends, and I paid the bill. Just outside the door of the Blue, Charley and I again fell into conversation so I ended up accompanying him back to the courthouse. “I got the impression that… Continue Reading

Dr. Strangelove 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

  Strange is the right word for this antiwar, anti nuke dark comedy directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers X three. It’s George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson facing off with Sterling Hayden as General Jack D.… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 7)

“Now I’ve lost my place; let me see: When the land trembles, a cheat is dead. ‘Randall,’ I said, ‘better get yourself under control and put that gun away—’” “Wait just a little minute, Charley, I was in court that… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 6)

“And along comes another week and another prediction. This new formula was a little more serious to my mind: When the wheel is steel, Diamonds turn red; When the land trembles, A cheat is dead. “I wasn’t sure who was… Continue Reading