Tuesday, January 10 2006
Call them examples of alcoholism as the avant-garde, or experimentalism accented with several cans of Spam, but actor/filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews is onto something with his masterful trailer park epics.
Monday, January 9 2006
In his debut column on classic films, Ciampaglia digs deep into Alexander MacKendrick's oft-forgotten Sweet Smell of Success, a 1957 cinematic treat (like a cookie full of arsenic).
Thursday, January 5 2006
In her debut column, Classic Film Columnist Glaze argues for one forgotten actress's place in the pantheon of legendary leading ladies.
Monday, January 2 2006
Sick and tired of the same old faces getting the same lame accolades from the media? In his ongoing attempts to keep it 'real', Harris presents his personal picks and pans from the previous entertainment year.
Tuesday, December 20 2005
With the holidays rapidly approaching, it's time to tap into the true spirit of the Season: the black and white stop motion melancholy of Suzy Snowflake and her devious elfin pals Hardrock, Coco and Joe.
Wednesday, December 14 2005
Despite Jane Austen's obvious skill as a storyteller, her novel, Pride and Prejudice, is somewhat asexual. Thankfully, the new film version of the literary classic introduces some much needed physicality into this far too courteous romance.
Monday, December 12 2005
Want a sure-fire way to a $20 million payday? Just follow the Chris Tucker example of salary security: don't make a movie for five years.
Monday, December 5 2005
Romance -- or more specifically, the Romantic Comedy -- isn't dead; it's just been relegated to the '90s as said decade's defining genre de jour.
Sunday, December 4 2005
If a black woman ever needs reminding of the dearth of black female leads, she need only ask a white person what actress she most resembles. Chances are she'll hear 'Whoopi Goldberg' at some point.
Tuesday, November 29 2005
While many consider it a horror classic, Lanzagorta reveals the sensationally subversive underbelly -- thanks to director James Whale -- of 1935's Bride of Frankenstein.
Monday, November 28 2005
If you believe that Italians offered the best examples of neo-realism in cinema, think again. You haven't seen the mind-numbing dullness of true reality until you've witnessed the work of Coleman Francis.
Monday, November 21 2005
While not necessarily looking for a place where everybody -- including the busboy -- knows your name, Horn would like to locate a new drinking establishment that offers a sitcom-style sense of community.
Sunday, November 20 2005
Think the castaways of Survivor are tough? Does Fear Factor represent the ultimate endurance test to you? Well, according to Gibron, they're nothing compared to one of Spain's most celebrated '90s game shows.
Wednesday, November 16 2005
In the rare case of a book and its cinematic adaptation complimenting each other, Makowsky looks at the link between the literary and celluloid versions of Jonathan Safran Foer's acclaimed novel.
Monday, November 14 2005
Posner has some advice for all those suits who believe that the current box office slump is centered around bad films or the burgeoning sell-through schism of DVD: 'It's the marketing, stupid!'
Thursday, November 3 2005
In this initial look back at some of television's forgotten programming and people, Gibron 'elucidates the citizenry' as to the 'epicurean unusualness' of one of the medium's most 'egregiously erudite' cook show hosts: David Wade.
Monday, October 31 2005
Wood sheds light on the recent UN resolution allowing countries more control over their cultural heritage -- and how that might impact the billions of box office dollars flowing into Hollywood coffers.
Sunday, October 30 2005
Harris wants to clean up TV advertising. So he's offering some advice to Madison Avenue on how it can make its current fixation with African American culture more 'real' for its intended 'peeps'.
Thursday, October 27 2005
Turning the spotlight on those unfortunate films that have somehow fallen through the cracks in the entertainment system, Gibron champions the mudlark movie -- cinematic orphans that truly deserve a second chance.
Wednesday, October 26 2005
You know how they say everyone has a twin somewhere? Well, members of the Horn family look just like those people on (name that sitcom).