90s movies

another gender bender

It’s hard to make out in the poor lighting, but this is Gary Busey in a wig, hideous clown make-up, and fake tits. “Under Siege” is very comfortable with its sexuality. The movie was clearly influenced by “Die Hard” (1988), but one of the big advantages of “Under Siege” is that, in “Die Hard,” they […]

a ripping yarn

Last night, sixty-six years and a day to the day from the attack on Pearl Harbor, a band of mercenaries, disguised as caterers and rock musicians, seized control of the USS Missouri, in order to steal its arsenal of nuclear weapons. This stunning scenario took place on my television screen, as I passive aggressively watched […]