The Highly Subjective Guide To The 2018 Oscars

Since joining the Deadshirt crew in 2013, I’ve written about a lot of movies. But the strange world of Oscar prognostication and awards season commentary was something I only touched on twice. In 2014, I wrote about my then complicated feelings toward the discourse surrounding Read More …

You Have To See This: Michael Bay’s Bad Boys and My Deal With the So-Called Devil

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 …

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 …