Deadshirt’s Top Ten Films of 2017: “Burn the Boats”

This is the very last year end Deadshirt film list. After four years, gallons of blood/sweat/tears and countless fixed commas, we’re calling it a night. While obviously a shady corporate billionaire didn’t sue us or shutter us to save five bucks a year, the very Read More …

Examining Bright as a David Ayer Film

“Fairy lives don’t matter today.” LAPD officer Daryl Ward (Will Smith) says this in the opening minutes of Bright, a buddy cop actioner from director David Ayer (writer/director of End of Watch and Suicide Squad) and credited writer Max Landis (a notorious Hollywood wunderkind who, it should be Read More …

You Have To See This: The Subtle Chill of Harold Ramis’ The Ice Harvest

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain fascinating gems to Read More …

Chuck and Max Throw a House Party

In honor of Halloween, Deadshirt wants to get a little spooky. After a trip to the Death Spa, we’re heading home with 1977’s insane Criterion-certified classic House. You want teen school girls with one word descriptive names? You want dancing skeletons? You want a cat Read More …

You Have To See This: On Tony Scott’s Unstoppable and Accidents, Happy or Otherwise

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

Patti Cake$‘s American Dream is Stylish and Heartfelt [Review]

“Fuck this town,” Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald) declares with a stiff middle finger just before the title card drops. She’s 23, presumably didn’t go to college, and is taking care of her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) while navigating a difficult relationship with her immature mother (Bridget Read More …

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is the Best Action-Comedy of 1991 [Review]

Let me make clear what The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t: it isn’t fresh. It isn’t particularly unique. The story, about a bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who has to escort the assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) who happens to be his archrival to the Hague so he can testify against Read More …

You Have To See This: In Praise of The Big Hit and the Juvenile Thrill

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

Atomic Blonde Is a Convoluted Cold War Banger [Review]

Atomic Blonde starts in Berlin, days before the fall of its wall, with MI-6 agent James Gasciogne (Sam Hargrave) being hunted down and executed by KGB agent Yuri Bakhtin (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson). Gasciogne, admitting defeat under the barrel of Bakhtin’s gun, remarks that he always thought he’d Read More …