April 23rd marks William Shakespeare’s 423rd bday. For the sake of this chat, however, let’s just say it’s his 4-20th birthday. Because the question of the day is “Did Shakespeare smoke weed?” Doobie, or not doobie? That is the question asked by anthropologist Francis Thackeray.
Long left behind in B-Movies, quicksand is making something of a cultural comeback. But maybe not in the way one might expect. From fetish films to a David Bowie word salad, your host Daedalus Howell plays through the sandtrap and finds old video games, snakes, and Nazis along the way.
The third and final installment of the mini-series “Burning Down the Art House” focuses on Tom Schiller’s hat tip to Fellini, “La Dolce Gilda,” starring Gilda Radner and evoking a nostalgia trip for your host.
Still in pursuit of the elusive art film, I find my way to Ingmar Bergman through the portal of parody and pubescent thanatos.
Whilst developing my feature-length art film, Pill Head, I ask why I’m drawn to the genre and whether it’s really a genre at all.