A. Loudermilk’s cultural criticism, subjects including Truman Capote writing himself as a girl, Nina Simone and the Civil Rights Movement, and George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, has been published in journals like the Writer’s Chronicle, River Teeth, the Journal of International Women’s Studies, and Bright Lights Film Journal. His website Quirky Cinema offers tightly packed reviews of over 500 mostly obscure films. He’s been publishing poetry since 1994, including his collection Strange Valentine, and has taught creative writing at Hampshire College and Maryland Institute College of Art.
"Crazy" movies for crazy times. These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.
With Star Trek: Picard and Space Force in the news, it's time to revisit the best space disco of the original era. These 25 songs feature outer space on the dance floor, from the avant-garde to Star Wars commercialism and beyond.