These strange collections of trailers, soundtrack ads, and other promotions have provided me for an amusing and enlightening trip down memory lane that memorializes the forgotten, well worn tapestry that makes up these tapes as much as it reminds me of the bygone eras that my favorite movies were birthed from.Read more "Coming Soon to Videocassette: The Curious, Nostalgic Pleasures of VHS Intros"
All this makes for the perfect set-up for my proposed Keeping Up with the Coppolas, which follows the wacky and enlightening adventures of film’s first family as the navigate the art, trash, and all in between of Northern California and beyond.Read more "Keeping Up with the Coppolas: Imagining a Reality Show for Film’s First Family"
The four-month stretch (traditionally lasting May through August) has a reputation for exclusively offering the latest in popcorn munching, big budget spectacles but there’s plenty to offer for the discerning viewer. 2016 looks like it’ll have much to choose from cinematically, whether it be the production of an above average thought or just big dumb fun.Read more "Heat Wave: Your All-Inclusive Guide to the 2016 Summer Movie Season"
Had we ever seen an animated film as emotionally dense as Inside Out? Had a seventy plus year old director ever made an action movie as on edge and youthful as Mad Max: Fury Road? Did The Big Short make our understanding of the financial system even more tragically comic? The fact that these and many more questions exist prove that 2015 was very much so a solid year for movies.Read more "The Street Always Wins: 2015 in Film"
In this second entry of “The Cinematic Squared Circle”, we will be taking a look at the horror comedy Goosebumps and the gothic-romance Crimson Peak. Being October, the two films in question use the month’s presence of Halloween as a selling point for exciting, spooky fun.Read more "The Cinematic Squared Circle: Goosebumps vs. Crimson Peak"
All these little touches of reality, in tandem to the film’s themes of self-worth and commitment, firmly root Trainwreck excitingly in the world of 2015.Read more "Amazing Amy: Trainwreck Review"