VAULT REVIEW : DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

VAULT REVIEW : DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

The Dog Days of September roll on as we induct our second canine-friendly film into the vault. While the success of Down and Out in Beverly Hills may not be directly attributed to its four-legged performer, but why would writer-director-producer-actor […]

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE

Maybe you’ve never heard of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, but he’s a fascinating post-post-post-post-post modern figure, and the unique nature of this 57 year-old’s art is almost as interesting as his relationship with his homeland’s government: although he helped […]

PANNING THE STREAM: THE MACHINE

PANNING THE STREAM: THE MACHINE

Every once in a blue moon, you’ll come across a phenomenal viewing experience like last week’s Blue Ruin. I had to have a long talk with myself to not be disappointed with this week’s selection. After all, you’ve got to […]

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #37 – HOW TO MAKE A DISNEY MOVIE

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #37 – HOW TO MAKE A DISNEY MOVIE

Last time, Film School Friday taught readers how to stay awake for late night movies. If you invested in the kind of eye clamps seen in A Clockwork Orange, your eyes will now be dryer than the Sahara Desert and […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

VINTAGE VAULT: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

Being a teenager in the 80’s was awesome! I should know, I was one. It was also a great time to be a teen movie fan because teen oriented movies ruled the box office. I was a big fan of […]

HORROR THURSDAY: WITCHFINDER GENERAL

HORROR THURSDAY: WITCHFINDER GENERAL

It is surprising that more horror films haven’t focused on the horrors of the witch trials. The practice of accusing men and women of witchcraft, forcing confessions, then dunking until they drowned or attempted to swim (leading to execution) is […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: TOP FIVE ALL TIME

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: TOP FIVE ALL TIME

There are countless ways to convey character. In the age old book vs. movie battle, movies often lose for me when it comes to developing their characters. However, one of the ways film can create and ripen characters that books cannot, […]

TGITDNMAR: (9/12/14)

TGITDNMAR: (9/12/14)

Ok, so we’re finally here. Real, adult movies that people who care about movies actually care about. Or something like that. Movies I care about, at least. At any rate, the depressing state of the box office – Guardians of […]