PANNING THE STREAM: ASS BACKWARDS

PANNING THE STREAM: ASS BACKWARDS

As a fan of the cancelled series Happy Endings, I’m always on the lookout for the cast’s latest projects. So when I glimpsed Casey Wilson while panning across the rows of available Netflix films, Ass Backwards became a must-watch priority […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  THE SHOOTING OF DAN MCGOO

VINTAGE VAULT: THE SHOOTING OF DAN MCGOO

My love for classic animated short subjects came about because they were frequently used to fill slots of kids television programming. So I grew up on the stuff. Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Casper, Tom & Jerry…they all had their own hour […]

TGITDNMAR: (4/18/14)

TGITDNMAR: (4/18/14)

To literally no one’s surprise, Captain America: The Winter Solider remained atop the box office for the second straight week. It’s also the top grossing movie for the year already, which, again, should surprise no one. It won’t be until […]

THE DEATH OF THE AUTEUR

THE DEATH OF THE AUTEUR

“To give an Author to a text is to impose upon that text a stop clause, to furnish it with a final signification, to close the writing.” –Roland Barthes When Roland Barthes advocated the death of the author, he claimed […]

VAULT REVIEW: STIR CRAZY

VAULT REVIEW: STIR CRAZY

I’m not sure how many of you will find time to read this post today, seeing as it’s Tax Day! Given this most sacred of fiscal observances, I like to remind folks that it’s not nice to cheat Uncle Sam. […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE THIN LINE BETWEEN HERO AND VILLAIN

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE THIN LINE BETWEEN HERO AND VILLAIN

“I see (Marlowe) always in a lonely street, in lonely rooms, puzzled but never quite defeated.” – Raymond Chandler about character Phillip Marlowe As Jack Carter travels north to avenge his brother’s death in Get Carter, he reads Farewell My […]

PANNING THE STREAM: THE SWEENEY

PANNING THE STREAM: THE SWEENEY

When looking for intriguing straight-to-streaming fare, I often times find a slew of foreign films. Some perform splendidly in their country of origin, but barely make a ripple here in the U.S.. The Sweeney, while far from a blockbuster hit […]

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #26 – HOW TO CHANGE YOUR GENDER

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #26 – HOW TO CHANGE YOUR GENDER

Last time, Film School Friday taught readers how to annoy people at the cinema. If you got kicked out of the new Captain America movie then I apologize, but remember to only use your new found skills sparingly as a […]