Review: Problem Child (1990)

Inspired by the Los Angeles Times article, “An Adopted Boy and Terror Begins”, published in 1988, the misguided comedy Problem Child has turned 30, a movie I would watch almost on repeat as a youngster. Macaulay Culkin reportedly auditioned for the title role, but it went to the lesser-known Michael Oliver, a kid who did for …

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Review: IT (TV Mini-Series 1990)

When people talk about the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, more often than not they sight the impact it had on their fragile minds as children, particularly Tim Curry’s legendary performance as the infamous Pennywise the clown. I first watched the landmark mini-series with my mother when I was around 11-years-old. While only very …

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Review: Sling Blade (1996)

Billy Bob Thornton writes, directs and stars his first feature film, telling the heartfelt story of simple minded man who starts over after a life of psychiatric incarceration.

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