Control Nathan Rabin 4.0
a column where I give patrons a chance to choose a movie for me to see and write about for a one time one hundred dollar pledge
One of you kind souls paid me seventy five dollars to re-experience Dick Tracy, the cinematic sensation of 1990 and a delightful exercise in escapism that holds up pretty damn well.
One of you kind souls paid for me to watch and write about this enjoyably ridiculous, wonderfully stupid movie for a friend. The word “hero” gets thrown around too much, but that man is a true hero.
One of you glorious sadists paid me a hundred dollars to watch a Cosmopolitan-themed Hillary Duff vehicle from 2010 whose hilariously regressive gender politics belong somewhere in the pre-Cosmopolitan 1950s.
One of you kind-hearted sadists slipped me a hundred bucks to write about 2014’s The Identical an instant Christian camp classic about identical rock star twins switched at birth who both look and act exactly like Elvis Presley in a movie where, inexplicably, Elvis also exists.
One of you generous weirdoes paid me a cool C-note to watch the ridiculous BMX exploitation movie Rad, which introduced me to the concept of “bicycle boogieing.” My life, and yours, will never be the same.
If you enjoy watching children die onscreen then check out the hilariously awful 1982 melodrama Six Weeks, AKA The Book of Henrietta.
An ambitious, patron-funded exploration of the films of Sam Peckinpah begins with a look at his 1961 debut The Deadly Companions.
Two decades ago, a young me REALLY did not care for SLC Punk! 20 years later, I still kind of hate it!
One of you generous sadists had me re-watch co-writer/director Madonna’s ridiculous vanity project about Wallis Simpson and a horny contemporary woman who falls deep into lust with a hunky security guard played by a pre-stardom Oscar Isaac. It was quite poor.
Can an annoying little boy’s faith bring his father home safe from World War II? That’s the question behind this perversely non-family-friendly PG-13 Christian family film overflowing with racial slurs and hate crimes.