“Turn” and Character Assassination: Meet the Real John Simcoe

As elaborated on in my review of the premiere episode of Turn this morning, the British army is not exactly portrayed in a positive light. Though there needs to be an antagonist in the series, I believe the production went too far in trying to vilify the British, and one character in particular, Lieutenant John…

Review: The Premiere Episode of “Turn”

Within minutes, I knew this production was going to suffer from something known as “American History Textbook Syndrome”. While this series, and any like it, needs a villain to match with the obvious protagonists, the depiction of British soldiers in AMC’s Turn was in the light of evil, bloodthirsty, and out of control—another reviewer for…

Movie Review: Wolfen (1981)

I first saw this film back in the heyday of AMC’s Monsterfest and then again during their late-night horror movie marathons back in the day. At least eight years had passed between my first viewing and my last. As kids, we are impressionable, and the way this film was shot impressed me and made me…