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
Tuesday, December 30 2014
The cringe-worthy humor of Ricky Rouse undercuts whatever salient satire it might have had, such as Donald Rumsfeld's disguise as the beloved Disney character Donald the Duck.
Monday, December 22 2014
These essays provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of Athens, its relationship with the cinema, and how that relationship has evolved.
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.
Wednesday, March 25 2015
Just as some sports fans enjoy the mental face-off that is every at-bat in baseball more than the constant scoring and dunking on a basketball court, many will find the slow pace of this spaghetti western inviting.
Thursday, March 12 2015
The archetype of the spaghetti western finds its truest expression in this essential film from Sergio Leone.
Thursday, February 19 2015
The only distinctive marker of this otherwise drab film is that it trades in guns for swords.
Thursday, February 5 2015
Even though this Valley of Death tips its hat to the classic spaghetti western Sartana character, he is nowhere to be found in the film. Based on how bad this is, that's probably for the best.
Wednesday, January 28 2015
Although Lee Van Cleef's portrayal of a Native American will understandably raise concern in some viewers, this fun if cheesy film takes a clear anti-racism line.