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"
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"
Perhaps it was best that a director like Guy Ritchie, who is an entertainer first and an artist second, was the one to helm this spy flick.Read more "A Little Game of How’s Your Father: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review"