Daily Archives: October 8, 2016


Miss Peregrine’s Home…

When we first meet Jake, the hero of Miss Peregrine‚Äôs Home For Peculiar Children, we immediately recognize his importance of the film. As played by Asa Butterfield, Jake is a quiet, isolated and inquisitive young man whose closest relationship is with his grandfather (played by Terence Stamp). Jake is lonely, skinny, pale, soft spoken, usually…


Deepwater Horizon

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (better known as the BP oil spill) on April 20, 2010 was the biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the history of the oil industry. Eleven oil rig workers lost their lives and even more injured. The impact of the spill on ocean life and surrounding communities…


The Kiss

I wasn’t aware that kissing a relative was an actual, universally shared phobia but here it is, a movie that exploits that fear. In Pen Desham’s 1988 horror film, “The Kiss,” Amy, a young, virginal teenager (played by Meredith Salenger) is uneasy about the presence of her Aunt Felice (Joanna Pacula), a long absent relative…

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