Mark Steven Johnson
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

The Worst Films of 2013
6 Jan 2014 // 9:14 PM

For those who love film (as we do), it's often hard to hate the medium you enjoy so much. In the case of the movies listed here, the ability to loathe was quite easy, actually.

Summer of Same: August 2009
29 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

//Reviews

Someone Chose the Wrong Villain for 'Killing Season'
19 Aug 2013 // 6:10 PM

Subtext, complex characters, great dialogue, and action that bursts from the screen are all absent in this Hallmark-y, uneventful film.

When in Rome
28 Jan 2010 // 9:14 PM

Beth is curating an amazingly, incredibly, dreadfully important show, called "Pain." Yes, everyone feels it.

//Blogs

The 10 Worst Examples of Screenwriters Turned Directors
20 May 2014 // 4:09 AM

Sometimes, letting a screenwriter direct a movie turns out to be a terrific idea. Here are 10 examples, however, where that promise translated into something pathetic.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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