A Stop Button “survey” is meant to be a comprehensive, mildly objective, mildly subjective recapping of a particular group of films, whether the films of an actor, director, or just films in a series.


Edward Burns

Films discussed: The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, No Looking Back, Sidewalks of New York, Ash Wednesday, Looking for Kitty, The Groomsmen, Purple Violets, Nice Guy Johnny, Newlyweds, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas.

John Carpenter

Part One: The Wonder Years

Films discussed: Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York.

Part Two: The Studio Quartet

Films discussed: The Thing, Christine, Starman, Big Trouble in Little China.

Part Three: The Alive Duet

Films discussed: Prince of Darkness, They Live.

Part Four: The Mundane Years

Films discussed: Memoirs of an Invisible Man, In the Mouth of Madness, Village of the Damned, Escape from L.A., Vampires, Ghosts of Mars, The Ward.



Films discussed: Superman and the Mole-Men, Superman, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Superman Returns, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Thin Man

Films discussed: The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, Song of the Thin Man

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