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]”

“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”

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”

Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Turkey Day Retrospective | Lighttrain

In the not too distant future (next Sunday A.D to be exact), there was a guy named Gavin, not too different from you or me. He conducted aboard the Lighttrain tracks, chatting about movie knacks. He had a good time sharing on his thoughts, then Turkey Day came so he had to review a singleContinue reading “Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Turkey Day Retrospective | Lighttrain”

Moonrise Kingdom/Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Wes Anderson Duel Review | Lighttrain

Hi. Is that Wes Anderson-y enough? How should I start… I weigh less than a slice of bread. There we go! I’m your conductor, thank you bunches for stopping by. Since we are living in this gorgeous autumn weather, I was in the mood for some Wes Anderson films. To be honest, his style couldContinue reading “Moonrise Kingdom/Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Wes Anderson Duel Review | Lighttrain”

“The Curse of Frankenstein” Review: A Hammer Horror Staple | Octerror 2020

Boo! Heh, got you, didn’t I? Nice to see you back, friend. Octerror has almost reached its end, and will conclude in two days with a very special Halloween bonus post. How about that! But tonight we’re taking a look back at The Curse of Frankenstein, directed by Terrence Fisher and produced by Hammer studios.Continue reading ““The Curse of Frankenstein” Review: A Hammer Horror Staple | Octerror 2020″