Garage Inc. – Archive of Articles


A Declaration of Principles

My Inspiration

CHRONOLOGICAL FILM REVIEWS

1902
Une Voyage dans la Lune (dir. Georges Melies, France)

1915
The Birth of a Nation (dir. D.W. Griffith, USA)

1919
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (dir. Robert Wiene, Germany)

1922
Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens (dir. F.W. Murnau, Germany)

1926
Faust (dir. F.W. Murnau, Germany)

1927
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (dir. F.W. Murnau, USA)
Wings (dir. William Wellman, USA)

1928
The Passion of Joan of Arc (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, France)

1929
The Broadway Melody (dir. Harry Beaumont, USA)

1931
Dracula (dir. Tod Browning, prod. Carl Laemmle Jr., USA)
Frankenstein (dir. James Whale, USA)

1933
Duck Soup (dir. Leo McCarey, USA)

1941
The Wolf Man (wri. Curt Siodmak, USA)

1942
Casablanca (dir. Michael Curtiz, USA)

1943
Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren, USA)

1946
The Cat Concerto (dir. William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, USA)

1948
The Red Shoes (dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK)

1949
Begone Dull Care (dir. Norman McLaren & Evelyn Lambert, Canada)

1953
Tokyo Story (dir. Ozu Yasujiro, Japan)

1954
Seven Samurai (dir. Kurosawa Akira, Japan)

1958
Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)

1963
8 1/2 (dir. Federico Fellini, Italy/France)
Blood Feast (dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis, USA)

1965
The Battle of Algiers (dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy)

1967
The Young Girls of Rochefort (dir. Jacques Demy, France)

1968
Night of the Living Dead (dir. George Romero, USA) – First Review
Night of the Living Dead (dir. George Romero, USA) – Second Review

1974
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (dir. Tobe Hooper, USA)

1975
Jaws
(dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)

1977
Eraserhead (dir. David Lynch, USA)
House (dir. Obayashi Nobuhiko, Japan)
Suspiria (dir. Dario Argento, Italy)

1978
Halloween (dir. John Carpenter, USA)

1979
Mad Max (dir. George Miller, Australia)
Phantasm (1979/dir. Don Coscarelli/USA)

1980
Friday the 13th (prod. Sean Cunningham, USA)

1981
An American Werewolf in London (dir. John Landis, UK)
The Elephant Man (dir. David Lynch, USA)
The Evil Dead (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)
Mad Max 2 (dir. George Miller, Australia)

1982
Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott, USA)

1984
Dune (dir. David Lynch, USA)
Ghostbusters (dir. Ivan Reitman, USA)

Repo Man (dir. Alex Cox, USA)
Stop Making Sense (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA)
The Terminator (dir. James Cameron, USA)

1985
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (dir. George Miller & George Ogilvie, Australia)
Re-Animator (dir. Stuart Gordon, USA)

1986
Blue Velvet (dir. David Lynch, USA)
The Fly (dir. David Cronenberg, USA)

1987
Evil Dead II (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)
Geometria (dir. Guillermo del Toro, Mexico)
Miami Connection (prod. Y.K. Kim, USA)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare (prod. Jon Mikl Thor, Canada)

1988
Akira (dir. Otomo Katsuhiro, Japan)

1990
Close-Up (dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)

1992
Army of Darkness (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, USA)

1996
Independence Day (dir. Roland Emmerich, USA)
Scream (dir. Wes Craven, USA)

1999
Blue (Da Ba Dee) (mus. Eiffel 65, France)
 <—– April Fools Review
The Matrix (dir. the Wachowskis, USA & Australia)
The Mummy (dir. Stephen Sommers, USA)

2000
X-Men (dir. Bryan Singer, USA)

2001
The Fast and the Furious (dir. Rob Cohen, USA)

2002
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002/dir. Don Coscarelli/USA)
City of God (dir. Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund, Brazil)
Irreversible (dir. Gaspar Noe, France)
Spider-Man (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)

2003
2 Fast 2 Furious (dir. John Singleton, USA)
High Tension (dir. Alexandre Aja, France) 
Oldboy (dir. Park Chan-wook, South Korea)
The Room (dir. Tommy Wiseau, USA)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (dir. Marcus Nispel, prod. Michael Bay, USA)
Underworld (dir. Len Wiseman, UK/Germany/Hungary/USA)
X2: X-Men United (dir. Bryan Singer, USA)

2004
Dawn of the Dead (dir. Zack Snyder, USA)
Mean Girls (wri. Tina Fey, USA)
Spider-Man 2 (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (wri. Stephen Hillenburg, USA)
Van Helsing (dir. Stephen Sommers, USA)

2005
Brick (dir. Rian Johnson, USA)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (dir. Shane Black, USA)
Sin City (dir. Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez, USA)

2006
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (dir. Scott Glosserman, USA)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (dir. Justin Lin, USA)
The Host (dir. Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)
Underworld: Evolution (dir. Len Wiseman, USA)

2007
Spider-Man 3 (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)

2008
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (dir. James Nguyen, USA) <—- Smug Stub Review
The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan, USA)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (dir. Kim Ji-woon, South Korea)
Iron Man (dir. Jon Favreau, USA)
The Incredible Hulk (dir. Louis Leterrier, USA)
Kung Fu Panda (dir. John Stevenson & Mark Osborne, USA)
Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman, USA)
Taken (dir. Pierre Morel, France)

2009
Antichrist (dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark)
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (dir. James Nguyen, USA) <—- Real Review
Fast & Furious (dir. Justin Lin, USA)
In the Loop (dir. Armando Iannucci, UK)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (dir. Patrick Tatopoulos, USA)

2010
Blue Valentine (2010/dir. Derek Cianfrance/USA)
Iron Man 2 (2010/dir. Jon Favreau/USA)
The Social Network
(2010/dir. David Fincher/USA)

2011
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011/dir. Joe Johnston/USA)
Fast Five (2011/dir. Justin Lin/USA)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011/dir. Jennifer Yuh Nelson/USA)
Melancholia (2011/dir. Lars von Trier/Denmark)
Thor (2011/dir. Kenneth Branagh/USA)

2012
The Act of Killing (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, Norway, & UK)
The Amazing Spider-Man (dir. Marc Webb, USA)
The Avengers (dir. Joss Whedon, USA)
Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA) – Facebook Discussion
John Dies at the End (dir. Don Coscarelli, USA)
Taken 2 (dir. Olivier Megaton, France)
Underworld: Awakening (dir. Mans Marlin & Bjorn Stern, USA)

2013
Cheap Thrills (2013/dir. E.L. Katz/USA)
The Conjuring
(2013/dir. James Wan/USA)
Evil Dead (2013/dir. Fede Alvarez/USA)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013/dir. Justin Lin/USA)
Iron Man 3 (2013/dir. Shane Black/USA)
Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013/dir. Frank Pavich/USA)
Nymphomaniac (2013/dir. Lars von Trier/Denmark)
The Purge (2013/dir. James DeMonaco/USA)
Snowpiercer (2013/dir. Bong Joon-ho/South Korea)
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013/dir. John Luessenhop/USA)
Thor: The Dark World (2013/dir. Alan Taylor/USA)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013/dir. Martin Scorsese/USA)

2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014/dir. Marc Webb/USA)
American Sniper (2014/dir. Clint Eastwood/USA)
The Babadook (2014/dir. Jennifer Kent/Australia)
Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014/dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu/USA)
Big Hero 6 (2014/dir. Don Hall & Chris Williams/USA)
Boyhood (2014/dir. Richard Linklater/USA) 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014/dir. Anthony & Joe Russo/USA)
Feast (2014/dir. Patrick Osborne/USA)
Foxcatcher (2014/dir. Bennett Miller/USA)
Gone Girl (2014/dir. David Fincher/USA)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014/dir. James Gunn/USA)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014/dir. Peter Jackson/New Zealand, USA, & UK)
Interstellar (2014/dir. Christopher Nolan/USA)
Inherent Vice (2014/dir. Paul Thomas Anderson/USA)
It Follows (2014/dir. David Robert Mitchell/USA)
John Wick (2014/dir. David Leitch & Chad Stahelski/USA)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014/dir. Matthew Vaughan/UK & USA)
The Look of Silence (2014/dir. Joshua Oppenheimer/Norway, Denmark, & UK)
Maps to the Stars (2014/dir. David Cronenberg/Canada)
Mommy (2014/dir. Xavier Dolan/Canada)
Nightcrawler (2014/dir. Dan Gilroy/USA)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014/dir. James DeMonaco/USA)
Ride Along (2014/dir. Tim Story/USA)
The Salvation (2014/dir. Kristian Levring/Denmark)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014/dir. Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez/USA) – Part I Article
Taken 3 (2014/dir. Olivier Megaton/France)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014/dir. Jonathan Liebesman/USA)
Timbuktu (2014/dir. Abderrahmane Sissako/Mauritania & France)
Tusk (2014/dir. Kevin Smith/USA)
Whiplash (dir. Damien Chazelle, USA)

2015
Anomalisa (dir. Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, USA)
Ant-Man (dir. Peyton Reed, USA)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (dir. Joss Whedon, USA)
The Big Short (dir. Adam McKay, USA)
Blackhat (dir. Michael Mann, USA)
Brooklyn (dir. John Crowley, Ireland/UK/Canada)
Chappie (dir. Neill Blomkamp, USA)
The DUFF (dir. Ari Sandel, USA)
Fifty Shades of Grey (dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson, USA)
Focus (dir. Glenn Ficara & John Requa, USA)
Francesca (dir. Luciano Onetti, Italy/Argentina)
Furious 7 (dir. James Wan, USA)
Goosebumps (dir. Rob Letterman, USA)
Green Room (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, USA)
Home (dir. Tim Johnson, USA)
Jupiter Ascending (dir. the Wachowski siblings, USA/Australia)
Jurassic World (dir. Colin Trevorrow, USA)
The Lazarus Effect (dir. David Gelb, USA)
The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/UK/Greece/France/Netherlands)
Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller, Australia/USA)
The Martian (dir. Ridley Scott, USA)
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (dir. Christopher McQuarrie, USA)
My Scientology Movie (dir. Louis Theroux, UK)
The Revenant (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, USA)
Room (dir. Lenny Abrahamson, Canada/Ireland)
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (story by Stephen Hillelberg, USA)
Spotlight (dir. Thomas McCarthy, USA)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (dir. J.J. Abrams, USA)
Straight Outta Compton (dir. F. Gary Gray, USA)
World of Tomorrow (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, USA)

2016
The Angry Birds Movie (dir. Clay Kaytis & Fergal Reilly, Finland/USA)
Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve, USA)
The Birth of a Nation (dir. Nate Parker, USA)
Blair Witch (dir. Adam Wingard, USA)
Captain
 America: Civil War (dir. Anthony & Joe Russo, USA)
Deadpool (prod. Ryan Reynolds, USA)
Doctor Strange (dir. Scott Derrickson, USA)
Don’t Breathe (dir. Fede Alvarez, USA)
Hidden Figures (dir. Theodore Melfi, USA)
Independence Day: Resurgence (dir. Roland Emmerich, USA)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (dir. Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, USA/China)
La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle, USA)
Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins, USA)
The Purge: Election Year (dir. James DeMonaco, USA)
Ride Along 2 (dir. Tim Story, USA)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (dir. Gareth Edwards, USA)
Split (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, USA)
Suicide Squad (dir. David Ayer, USA)
Under the Shadow (dir. Babak Anvari, Qatar/Jordan/UK)
Underworld: Blood Wars (dir. Anna Foerster, USA)

2017
Baby Driver (dir. Edgar Wright, USA/UK)
Beauty and the Beast (dir. Bill Condon, USA)
The Big Sick (dir. Michael Showalter, USA)
The Boss Baby (dir. Tom McGrath, USA)
Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, USA)
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (dir. James Gunn, USA)
The Fate of the Furious (dir. F. Gary Gray, USA)
It Comes at Night (dir. Trey Edward Schults, USA)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (dir. Chad Stahelski, USA)
Kong: Skull Island (dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, USA)
The Lego Batman Movie (dir. Chris McKay, USA/Denmark/Australia)
Logan (dir. James Mangold, USA)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (dir. Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg, USA)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (dir. Jon Watts, USA)
Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins, USA)

CHRONOLOGICAL ALBUM REVIEWS

2002
Remedy Lane (2002/mus. Pain of Salvation/Sweden)

TV SERIES REVIEWS
Tales from the Crypt retrospective video

VIDEO GAME REVIEWS
Resident Evil 4 (2005/dir. Mikami Shinji/Japan)

MOVIE MOTORBREATH BREATH PODCAST
Ghibli Saga
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service

LISTS
Horror Films post-1973
Horror Films pre-1973
Palme d’Or Winners
Sick Day Movies
Favorite Films of 2014
Favorite Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Actresses
Favorite Actors
Horror Directors
Horror Digs
10 Overrated Movies from 2005-2015
Top Five Movie Couples
2016 Movies Summary

‘HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT’ CHALLENGES
The Batman Films
Orange Is the New Black Season Two
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Dick Tracy
Amadeus
Magic Mike
The Red Shoes
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The 2015 VMAs Best Cinematography Nominees
Safe
Chicken Run
Angels in America
Mad Max: Fury Road
A Room With a View

RANK MY RANKS w/ Michael Margetis
Halloween Saga
Mike’s Favorite Horror Sequels
Movies We Can’t Really Call Horror
STinG’s Favorite Horror Characters/Mike’s Favorite Horror Performances
STinG’s Favorite Horror Movie Duos
Our Favorite Horror Movies 11-25
Our Favorite Horror Movies 1-10

BENEATH THE MARQUEE
Original
Halloween Edition
Fantasy Halloween Revival Theater

GALLERIES
Faces of Death (13 Creepy Gazes)
Horror Movie Characters
Favorite Horror Movie Shots
Little Green Planet

SURVEYS & QUIZZES
DR. ANTON PHIBES’ ABOMINABLY ERUDITE, MUSICALLY MALIGNANT, CURSEDLY CLEVER HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE QUIZADDITIONAL ARTICLES AND MISCELLANEA

FAN CASTS
John Dies at the End

PLAYLISTS
Playlist of the Damned
Summer’s Over

OTHER MISCELLANEA
Cannes 2014 Round-Up

Cheesy Movies
Dear Cinemasins Jeremy – On Horror

Eli Wallach – A Eulogy
Halloween Costumes
Let’s Talk About Depression
The Misfits
Response to Star Wars Episode VII cast
The Shuttered Wit of the Director
2015 Capsule Reviews 2
James Cameron Tribute
Wes Craven Eulogy
Catherine Coulson Eulogy
Horror Movie Watching Roundup
I Admit I’m Going to See Star Wars Episode VII Sheepishly
GUIZE, IT’S OCTOBER 21 2015
Binging the Friday the 13th franchise
Binging the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise
2015 Miami Film Awards
Speaker for the Dead 2016
Important Women in Film History
Post-89th Oscars Commentary

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