The 50s vs 80s

50s vs 80s: Ever Wonder Why the 80s Look Like the 50s? Ask the...

In the dopey hippie-mentors-square-padawan film Flashback, Dennis Hopper, riding easily on his 60s street cred, optimistically observed that "The 90s are going to make the 60s look like the 50s." Uh, yeah. Somehow, Hopper's...
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Afternoon Delights: A Brief Meditation on the Matinee

When the deadlines fog my mind, a cinematic siesta puts me right, especially when at a single-screen theater.

A Petaluma Boy Goes to Hollywood

CUT! Goddamn tourist trams. It's a hazard of the neighborhood we're shooting in, a tony faux burg that affords the beau ideal of establishing shots--a nice wide angle of the Leave It to Beaver...
Pauline Kael

Happy 100, Pauline Kael

Today marks the centenary of film critic Pauline Kael’s birth. Beside recreating film criticism in her New Yorker column and giving shape to our conversations of cinema — particularly that of America in...
Ed Wood

We’re On the Spectrum Between Ed Wood and Orson Welles

Great piece by Andrew Bloom at Consequence of Sound that expresses  a notion I've been mulling since I first saw Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Bloom drills down into the scene between Johnny Depp's titular character...