John Gholson

John Gholson

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Actor, writer, cartoonist. Formerly at Fandango, Movies.com, AOL/HuffPo (Cinematical), BirthMoviesDeath.

Favorite films

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    ★★★

  • Werewolves on Wheels

    ★★½

  • Nightbooks

    ★★½

  • The Boy Who Could Fly

    ★★★★

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  • Werewolves on Wheels

    Werewolves on Wheels

    ★★½

    For a little while, I thought this was pretty good, better than expected, and then it quickly plateaus into a monotonous drone of bikers and occultism. Needed a little more plotting - something to keep the interest while you wait for the promised werewolves.

  • The Boy Who Could Fly

    The Boy Who Could Fly

    ★★★★

    This (ahem) flew over my head when I saw it as a kid. I figured it was about a non-verbal kid who could fly, and no one believed him except for his new neighbor.

    That’s the basic plot, sorta-kinda, but both of the teens don’t bond over secret flying abilities - they bond over the common trauma of the loss of their parents. It’s the shared hurt, not the shared secret. Nick Castle gets great performances from the entire cast,…

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