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
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
Clint Eastwood may not have been a star when A Fistful of Dollars was released, but everything changed for him not long after that.