There are many versions of the holiday season, but a certain subset of film nerds know that the truest expression of Christmas is actually Shane Black-mass. Black has penned and directed some action-comedy classics in his time and has a penchant for setting them at Christmas time. That setting, sometimes overt and sometimes just in the background, is used to contrast and highlight elements in the films, which requires a grasp of tone that few other writer-directors have mastered.
So, treat yourself to one of Shane Black’s Christmas movies this Boxing Day. Here are all five, and where you can buy, rent, or stream them.Continue reading “Home Video: Shane Black’s Christmas Films and Where to Buy, Rent, or Stream Them”