Hayao Miyazaki’s final film (so he says), The Wind Rises, is a fitting close to his career. It feels ephemeral. It blows by soft as a summer breeze. It’s the […]
Back in the Depression, nothing was more delightful than watching impossibly rich ne’er-do-wells robbing even richer ones only to fall madly in love with one another and sail away into diamond encrusted sunsets.
Picture a slice of chocolate cake sprinkled with crushed peanuts, chili flakes, bean sprouts, whole shrimp, and a nice glaze made from nam pla.
Godfrey Reggio’s latest film (documentary?) (experiment?), Visitors, is something of a continuation of his Qatsi trilogy, but not so much that it earns a Hopi title. It is the Qatsiless Qatsi.
Please join us as we live-blog the pageantry and horror of this year’s Oscar ceremony.
‘When, oh when’ they will sob in their luncheon-meat cocoons, ‘will I ever release a film that anyone in their right mind would want to see?’
The Academy Awards, AKA Hollywood’s Meat Parade, are coming to a television near you this Sunday evening, and you know what that means: you’re going to lose the office Oscar pool yet again.
Hey there sweet thing. Let me light some candles. Put a little Marvin Gaye on the hi-fi. Fill up our pockets with cereal. Let me do whatever I can to get you in the mood.
I was a lucky child. Where I grew up, in Palo Alto, we had The New Varsity Theater, a rep movie house that showed double and triple bills covering the […]
In the book Introduction To Documentary, author Bill Nichols makes a bold statement: all movies are documentaries. From here he cleaves the mass into two big categories: documentaries of wish […]
There is nothing quite so funny as an uncoordinated fat man wearing a Mrs. Howell mask chasing a screaming blonde around the yard while he’s wielding a raised chainsaw.
You want to talk odd kettles of fish, colorful Siamese fighting fish, even, you should take a look at Rumble Fish.
In which we travel to 1970s San Francisco and experience a profound and inescapable paranoia.
In case you hadn’t noticed its appearance in our blogroll, the excellent Make it a Double… Feature is a blog D. writes that collects double feature ideas that are as excellent as […]