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Christopher Forsley
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Christopher Forsley lives on the edge of San Francisco.  He writes film criticism, comics, and the occasional humorous essay.  In addition to PopMatters, his work as appeared in VICE, The Rumpus, Film Monthly, The Daily Caller, and SF Weekly.  He wrote the Forsley Feuilleton column at PANK, Last Gasp distributes a few of his books, and PORK carries the Dirty Klown comic strip he creates with Cameron Forsley, his brother and illustrator. You can find more of his work at www.ChristopherForsley.pressfolios.com and www.TheForsleyBrothers.com


Reviews

Monday, December 15 2014

A Calm Surface, an Inner Rawness: 'World Film Locations: Florence'

Like the other entires in the World Film Locations series, this Florence installment acts as a great starting point for serious scholars of film.


Sunday, November 2 2014

Reading 'The Hospital Suite' Is Rather Like Watching a Play Adapted from the Dairies of a Dying Man

If the unprepared reader gives the man and his book a chance, that reader will learn to appreciate, and possibly even love, John Porcellino's storytelling.


Blogs

Friday, December 5 2014

'Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid' Was Supposed to Make Italy's Greatest Boxer a Movie Star

Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid is proof that the athlete-to-actor transition is no natural one, but it's worth seeing if your expectations aren't too high going into it.


Thursday, November 20 2014

'The Fighting Fist of Shanghai Joe' Is One of the More Action-Packed and Violent Spaghetti Westerns

The stylized violence of kung fu and the lawless conflicts of the spaghetti western genre coalesce in this action-packed 1973 hybrid.


Thursday, November 13 2014

If Not for the Terrifying, Sustained Threat of Sexual Assault, 'The Last Gun' Would Be Emotionless

This spaghetti western is clearly a prelude to Sergio Bergonzelli's later sexploitaiton films.


Thursday, November 6 2014

In 'The Bounty Killer', Tomas Milian Plays a Victim Turned Victimizer

Eugenio Martin's 1966 spaghetti western is a thrill ride all the way to the close, which features one of the most dramatic death scenes in the genre.


Thursday, October 23 2014

To Appreciate 'Johnny Yuma' You Have to Embrace the Overzealous Campiness and Violence

This will intrigue those who value the creative freedom of the genre, alienate those with conservative views of the genre, and confuse anyone expecting the typical Hollywood affair.


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