Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 3: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 3: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Sweeter and more whimsical than its two bawdy predecessors, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” sees the long-suffering Griswald family actually staying put for once while the chaos comes to them. This time, Clark is determined to deliver his dream of a big family Christmas with all of his loved ones under one roof and, at the ..

Ma (2019) doesn’t need to spike your drink to put you to sleep.

Ma (2019) doesn’t need to spike your drink to put you to sleep.

The most horrifying thing about this lukewarm all-filler, no-killer thriller is how much on-screen talent is wasted in telling its flaccid, predictable and profoundly stupid story. When Maggie (Diana Silvers) is moved back to her mum’s hometown, she’s quick to make new friends and starts hanging out with them outside the local liquor store, hoping ..

Strange Days (1995) Review

Strange Days has plenty to say about the present day too. Long before she became the queen of clinically detached but nerve-shreddingly tense true-life docudrama, Kathryn Bigelow directed this vastly underrated, far-sighted techno-thriller. Now finally released on BluRay, it’s time, from the bizarre present day of 2017, to reappraise the Strange Days of 1995. Lenny ..