Editorials

by / on December 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE VULTURES GATHER

Three weeks ago, a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” hacked into private e-mail accounts at Sony Pictures, leaking everything from e-mail addresses, social security numbers, film details, and even copies of upcoming Sony releases. The most “shocking” […]

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by / on December 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A SEXIST, MISOGYNIST DINOSAUR

During a trip to Cleveland last week, my good friend Colm and I found ourselves exhausted in a hotel room, largely uninterested in even getting up to find dinner. But one cannot just lie around a hotel room, so we […]

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by / on November 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

YOUR FAVE IS PROBLEMATIC

By now, I think many of us know something about the recent allegations against Bill Cosby – though I use “recent” as a relative term, as some of these allegations have been known or hinted at for years. Cosby has […]

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by / on November 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A HANDY GUIDE TO SILENT FILM VIEWING

It recently came to my attention that a number of people think that silent films are “boring.” The old me might have dismissed these people as philistines with no real appreciation of great cinema. But I took a step back […]

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by / on November 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE FRANCHISE MACHINE

Not that long ago, a good friend asked of me an apparently simple and innocuous question. Whilst I was indulging in my favorite pastime of bitching about the state of contemporary films, I happened upon the subject that is the […]

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by / on October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THOUGHTS ON HORROR AND THE FEMALE VIEWER

Horror is one of those genres often, if not exclusively, associated with being male. Numerous feminist critics have pointed out the connection between the “male gaze” of the horror film camera, the use of monstrous femininity (films where the monster […]

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by / on October 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WHO YA GONNA CALL? WHY FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS MATTER

“So, do you like Ghostbusters?” Can I count the number of times I’ve heard that since I got my (possibly ill-advised) Ghostbusters tattoo? Usually this question comes from gentlemen at bars, often accompanied by an inappropriate and inexplicable desire to […]

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by / on October 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

FIRE WALK WITH ME…AGAIN

Last week we learned that Twin Peaks would be returning to the small screen in a nine-episode run on Showtime. While this is far into the future – it won’t premiere until 2016 – the Internet is already rife with […]

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by / on October 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE ORIGINS OF AN ICON

Last week the Cinematheque Francaise, in conjunction with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, announced one of the most exciting cinematic “discoveries” since we found all those missing reels from Metropolis. Sherlock Holmes, a 1916 film featuring original Holmes actor […]

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by / on September 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A QUESTION OF CHARACTER

Film characters are strange, multi-faceted beasts. There are those characters who can go through many different permutations, as new actors take on their characteristics and adapt them to a new milieu. Characters like Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and Doctor Who […]

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