John Grassi lives in Norman, Oklahoma. His work was recently published by Centipede Press in their latest Film Studies collection, 'Night of the Living Dead'. He can be reached at [email protected]
The Unhappy Undead | 28 Oct 2008 // 6:00 PM
The Civil War is reenacted on a micro level in Night of the Living Dead. Your neighbors are the real monsters.
In 'Mad Men: Season Six' Don Draper Tells the Truth, Slowly | 6 Nov 2013 // 2:10 AM
At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.
Twilight's Last Gleaming: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Parts 1 & 2 | 26 Mar 2013 // 9:10 PM
The Twilight universe is ruled by a curious strain of American morality that can be described as “bloody puritan”. Decapitations = Yes, Premarital Sex = No.
Women Are on Top in 'American Horror Story: Coven' | 25 Nov 2013 // 5:59 AM
No show in recent memory has showcased such powerful and alluring women, and the performances of Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, and Angela Bassett are pitch-perfect.
Signs & Wonders: Television Ads As Pop Art | 21 May 2013 // 2:00 AM
Every once in a great while, an ad will rise above the white noise and actually transcend the fetid swamp of commercial television.