The Beach (2000) on Hindsight is Horrifying

Leo DiCaprio and the Quasi-Commie Hellhole! It’s “The Beach” (2000)!

What would you do for a Klondike bar? Would you bark like a dog? What would you do to maintain the secret of Nirvana? Would you murder a shark-bitten Swede? Leo DiCaprio sure would! In Danny Boyle’s 2000 film The Beach, some intrepid travelers seek a hidden island paradise for non-parasites in Thailand, a country where marijuana was recently legalized! …

The Talented Mr. Ripley on Hindsight is Horrifying

Matt Damon & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Italian Vacation! (AKA The Talented Mr. Ripley.)

Not all of us can travel abroad during our college years. Some of us can’t afford college or travel and are subsequently forced to fantasize about that magnificent day when a random, white-collar gentleman will offer us $1000 to travel to Italy to locate and return his wayward, womanizing son. Matt Damon lucks out in the extreme in this story; …

Fletch on Hindsight is Horrifying

The best Chevy Chase movie ever? It’s Fletch on Hindsight is Horrifying

Danger is around every corner when you’re an “anonymous” journalist with a drug beat and alimony to pay. Luckily, Fletch, known as Jane Doe to his readers (we assume he has some, but no one ever confirms this fact) is mediocre at disguise and masterful at confusing his targets with jibber jabber. Fletch finds himself in the crosshairs when he’s …

Embryo

From embryo to woman in 4.5 weeks! Also she’s a killer. Watch “Embryo” (1976)!

Ah, the 1970s. You’ve given us so many movies to suffer through. What more could you offer? Turns out, the 1970s can offer us a bland movie about Rock Hudson using mad science to save a dog’s life. Which is fine. Only he then decides to use the same science to create a total babe who wants to “learn” about …

Fatman on Hindsight is Horrifying

It’s obligatory holiday movie time with “Fatman” on Hindsight is Horrifying.

It’s December! For some reason, that means we all have to watch Christmas movies. This appears to be a law, and the gang aren’t taking any chances. Join them as they take their first obligatory trip down mandated festive joy. “Fatman” is a movie that just doesn’t know what it wants to be. Comedy? Action? Tarantino-esque killfest? No clue. All …

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Opera? No. It’s “Phantom of the Paradise” on Hindsight is Horrifying

Today we end our malformed Halloween season with a look at Brian De Palma’s trippy musical extravaganza, “Phantom of the Paradise.” Before Andrew Lloyd Weber gave the world his lesser-known version of Leroux’s famous novel, the bell-bottomed population of the 1970s was subjected to this prog/folk acid trip. The plot concerns a weird and disturbing composer who is maimed and …