Editorials

by / on March 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES OF PSYCHO

Having spent far too much time in my film-viewing life discussing, considering, and watching the films of Alfred Hitchcock, I have formed certain opinions about which film is his greatest masterpiece. Not my favorite Hitchcock film, necessarily – that usually […]

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by / on February 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A CLASSIC FRANCHISE

Did you know that I have a real problem with franchises? No? Well, I do. A real problem. The MCU, the DC universe, the constant reboots and sequels, the constant attempts to turn ANY film – and that includes Gone […]

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by / on February 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WHAT MAKES A CLASSIC?

Ever since we started this Classics discussion on Man, I Love Films, I’ve been trying to decide what I think really makes a Xlassic. It is time period? Director? Actors? Is it how iconic or influential the film is, or […]

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by / on February 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK AND WHITE

As we gear up for Valentine’s Day and the concurrent infliction of Fifty Shades of Grey on an unsuspecting populace, my thoughts turn to a question that has plagued me since three days ago when I came up with the […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

AN ELITIST REACTION TO REMAKES OF THE CLASSICS

If you’ve read anything by me, I know that by now you are aware of my inveterate hatred for reboots, remakes, re-jiggerings, recreations…whatever the hell you want to call them, I hate them. How many versions of Batman do we […]

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by / on January 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SHEEP AND THE WOLVES

Over the weekend, I went to see American Sniper. I didn’t go because I thought I would enjoy it; I went because I had heard so many disparate things about it that I wanted to see for myself what it […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SNARKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

In the first installment of MILFing Around, some of us mentioned how Oscar season is predictably maddening and disappointing, a parade of Hollywood congratulating itself as the public pays to watch bad musical numbers, hear bad jokes, and idly wonder […]

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by / on January 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE REIGN OF THE FAN

Last week, I attempted to divide the good writer on film and media into three distinct personalities  that overlap and inform on each other. The Fan, the Critic, and the Scholar are all a part of us, to greater and […]

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by / on January 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE FAN, THE CRITIC, THE SCHOLAR

I have an oft-thorny relationship with fandom. On the one hand, fandom has brought me friendships across the world, has fanned the flames (as it were) of my film and television-related passions, and even has enabled me to write in […]

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by / on December 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WHEN THE BULLIES WIN

By now you will have heard – and probably read quite a few articles about – Sony’s decision to pull the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview due to threats from an (apparently) North Korean-associated hacker group that leaked e-mails […]

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