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
Monday, December 15 2014
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
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.
Friday, December 5 2014
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 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
This spaghetti western is clearly a prelude to Sergio Bergonzelli's later sexploitaiton films.
Thursday, November 6 2014
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
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.