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Monday, January 5 2009

The Shuttered Room / It!

Fans of B-horror movies might pick this up, hoping to find a lost gem.


Monday, May 12 2008

The Demise of Horror Culture?

While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.


Monday, June 18 2007

Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.


Monday, May 28 2007

Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.


Monday, March 27 2006

Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection (1968-1973)

Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection oscillates wildly between the delightful and the agonizing; but the rewards more than offset the pains.


Thursday, February 24 2005

Hello Down There (1969)

Having failed to hold onto small-town American values during the late '60s mod explosion, the nuclear family man here flees to the bottom of the sea.


Monday, January 26 2004

Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Lord Love a Duck illustrates, with corrosive wit, how the mindless pursuit of status will be the death of us all.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Planet of the Apes (2001)

...reminds us that we may not be the end product of some divine plan, or necessarily very important to the universe.


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