“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.
Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker living in Doylestown, PA. He writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films, many of which are free to watch at honorszombiefilms.com. His list of peculiar achievements include teaching a class on the cultural importance of zombie movies while in high school, lecturing on Dystopian sci-fi at Villanova, shooting an eighty minute feature in only eight shots and calling it Tron Wayne Gacy on a dare, and making the world's first all-improv horror film about Quakers. Scout is in pre-production on a sci-fi homage to "My Own Private Idaho."
Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterworks continues with a deep look at Ron Shelton's "Dark Blue."
Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterworks continues with a celebration of the late George Romero and "Survival of the Dead."
Scout Tafoya celebrates the women-focused films "Below the Belt" and "Hundra" in his latest video essay about maligned masterworks.
Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterworks revisits Jonathan Demme's "Beloved."
No, they don't make 'em like they used to … but they're not shy about remaking them.
For the 41st installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines David Cronenberg's "Crash."
For the 39th installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring."
The RogerEbert.com staff's Oscar pick for Best Original Screenplay.
An appreciation of Clive Barker's "Nightbreed."
For the 37th installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point" and "The Mystery of Oberwald."