Imagine a movie with Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Imagine it being directed by award-winner Mike Nichols, and being co-written by Nora Ephron of When Harry Met Sally fame. Seems like an instant Hollywood classic, yet Silkwood, which is that film, lounges in the dusty corners of forgotten cinema. Which is a real shame, … Continue reading Silkwood

Pee Wee’s Playhouse: The Christmas Special

What can be said about the greatest TV Christmas Special in history, other than it's criminally unavailable to stream? Like everything else in Paul Reubens' post-modern regurgitation of 1960's Americana and children's television, the Christmas Special simultaneously embraces and ridicules the world of celebrity-packed TV specials. It's hard to appreciate just how brilliant and forward-thinking … Continue reading Pee Wee’s Playhouse: The Christmas Special