Category: Straight shots

STRAIGHT SHOTS: Chicken and Egg

NIGHTCRAWLER is the heartwarming story of a small businessman triumphing over adversity and making his dreams come true. If it took place in the real world, STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE would basically be about a really cute, precocious 8-year-old Hitler. Oliver Stone’s NIXON showcases not only the birth of one of the most polarizing...

Straight Shots: The Devil’s Bed

THE BONE COLLECTOR would have been a lot better if it had been about an actual guy who just collects bones. Still hoping for a director’s cut of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND that’s just Ruffalo and Dunst hanging out in that guy’s apartment with Elijah Wood. THE EXORCIST’s subtext about the horrors of...

Overlooked: LA is My Lady

After 12 years in New York City, I am relocating to Los Angeles, California in the immediate future, and searching out what was overlooked in January for LA is My Lady is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the films that made me want to make the City of Angels my new home. -John Liang COLLATERAL is a...