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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 28 2008
The Civil War is reenacted on a micro level in Night of the Living Dead. Your neighbors are the real monsters.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
The Twilight universe is ruled by a curious strain of American morality that can be described as “bloody puritan”. Decapitations = Yes, Premarital Sex = No.
Sunday, October 7 2012
Tim Burton's adaptation of Dark Shadows is a fun 90-minute ride followed by 30 minutes of ennui.
Thursday, August 9 2012
Despite the fact that Metropolitan features a cast of unknowns (who have remained unknown), I cannot think of a more likable young cast in any film.
Tuesday, June 26 2012
“What if insurance companies gain access to this information?” asks Jay Adelson, who recently completed genome typing.
Monday, November 25 2013
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.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
Every once in a great while, an ad will rise above the white noise and actually transcend the fetid swamp of commercial television.
Tuesday, November 16 2010
Bruce Springsteen's Darkness therapy. The stakes are remarkably high and the film is reminiscent of the Beatles' Let It Be, as we glimpse a band under the pressure of expectations.
Tuesday, April 20 2010
A stunning Lord of the Rings fan-made film based on Aragorn's search for Gollum. (Watch the full movie below.)