A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: Creatures of Clay | Lighttrain

Hello, great to see you! Newcomers and longtime passengers alike, welcome to the Train; I’m your conductor this evening. If you went to any cinema lover and questioned why they have such an adoration for film, many would probably pinpoint specific directors, visionaries, and scenes that left that person enchantingly spellbound. The greats such asContinue reading “A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: Creatures of Clay | Lighttrain”

Lupin the 3rd in ‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ Review | Lighttrain

Konnichiwa! I’m your conductor, and tonight we’ll be looking back on the first directorial work by the legendary Japanese visionary Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro from 1979. The film was among the tens of hundreds of adaptations of the Monkey Punch manga starring the eponymous Lupin, although it was still early on in theContinue reading “Lupin the 3rd in ‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ Review | Lighttrain”

Every “Mandalorian” Episode Ranked: From Seasons 1 and 2 | [Out of Order]

This is the way… eh, a bit overstated but it works. Hello, and welcome once again to the twelfth official entry of Out of Order! I will be your conductor this evening, but perhaps you may not have known that I’m rather the fan of Star Wars. True, its quality in the main film sagaContinue reading “Every “Mandalorian” Episode Ranked: From Seasons 1 and 2 | [Out of Order]”

Ford v Ferrari Review: An Entertaining Ride | Lighttrain

Ciao! Thank you again for tuning in aboard the Train; to newcomers, calling me Gavin will work just fine. Today’s review is for the award-winning sports drama Ford v. Ferrari, released not terribly long ago in 2019 and directed by James Mangold of Walk the Line and Logan. This is dipping my toes in moreContinue reading “Ford v Ferrari Review: An Entertaining Ride | Lighttrain”

“Z Channel, Heaven’s Gate, and Jerry Harvey”: A Retrospective | [Out of Order]

Greetings, and welcome back to the Train. If this is your first time visiting, I am your conductor and movie connoisseur Gavin Nowak writing here this evening. On tonight’s insightful episode of Out of Order, let’s take a time machine back to the early 80s, before the popularity of theater cable networks like HBO andContinue reading ““Z Channel, Heaven’s Gate, and Jerry Harvey”: A Retrospective | [Out of Order]”

What was “The Man Called Flintstone”?: Subterfuge since 1,000,007 B.C! | Lighttrain

Yabba Dabba Do! Welcome back to the Lighttrain, I am your host and conductor today. Despite what the stigma of James Bond movies will tell you, not every imitator was attempting to create their own quick-buck franchise. In fact, some were just spoofing the Bond genre, rather then boarding the band wagon. Case in point,Continue reading “What was “The Man Called Flintstone”?: Subterfuge since 1,000,007 B.C! | Lighttrain”

Catch Me If You Can Review: The True Story of a Real Fake | Lighttrain

Hello friends and welcome back to the Train; I am your host and conductor for this evening continuing our very merry espionage Christmas. Foremost, thank you all for the warm feedback from the first outing in this marathon, where I reviewed the classic comedy TV series Get Smart. This week we’ll look over the StevenContinue reading “Catch Me If You Can Review: The True Story of a Real Fake | Lighttrain”

From TOY STORY 3 to INSIDE OUT: Every Pixar Film Reviewed Vol. 3 | Lighttrain

Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to see you here yet again for my review of every Pixar animated feature film to date. For my thoughts on the last 10 movies, here are the links to them: Pixar Vol. 1 >> https://lighttrainreviews.com/2020/06/20/from-toy-story-to-finding-nemo-every-pixar-film-reviewed-vol-1-lighttrain/ Pixar Vol. 2 >> https://lighttrainreviews.com/2020/08/14/from-the-incredibles-to-up-every-pixar-film-reviewed-vol-2-lighttrain/ The groundbreaking animators have touched the hearts of manyContinue reading “From TOY STORY 3 to INSIDE OUT: Every Pixar Film Reviewed Vol. 3 | Lighttrain”

Trailer Trash Special Vol. 2… From the Grindhouse With Love | [Out of Order]

Hello! How’s it rolling? I’m your conductor on this Winter’s episode of Out of Order, here to take quite the gamble. “What’s that, a gamble?” you may be wondering on the other side of the screen. On a very early installment of the show I watched and laughed at a couple of trailers for someContinue reading “Trailer Trash Special Vol. 2… From the Grindhouse With Love | [Out of Order]”

The Macabre Side of Fantasy: An Underestimated Technique | Lighttrain

Grab a potion brew and don your boots as we venture into the woods tonight. Hello and welcome to the Train, where we explore the realms of film. My name is Gavin, but you would know me best as the conductor. Now, fetch a freshly made cup of cocoa on this cold winter’s night whileContinue reading “The Macabre Side of Fantasy: An Underestimated Technique | Lighttrain”