Terrence Butcher is a freelance writer and film festival aficionado. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Antioch University, and an M.A. for Screenwriting/Film Studies at Hollins University. Previously he has written for The Pasadena Weekly and Forefront. Among his special areas of cinematic interest are mockumentaries, 1970s New Hollywood, international releases, low-budget horror, documentaries on film history, and anything LGBT-related. He has been a staff writer at Pop Matters since 2008. He currently resides in a leafy, historic suburb of Los Angeles.
The New Urbanism Film Festival looks at how America might become more modern – by turning back to the better aspects of its past.
22 Sep 2015
If 2012 was an annus incredibilis for SDFF, then this year lays more brick on an already solid foundation.
15 Nov 2013
Simon Killer, which screened last winter at Sundance, draws you in with an eerie, subtle inevitability, taking its time to deliver a frightening coup-de-grace.
03 Oct 2013
Great Plains, inadvertently or not, functions as a travelogue, and I was enchanted by Kansas' Flint Hills, an Edenic, riverine ecotopia just two hours west of Kansas City.
26 Sep 2013
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's gives a breezily hagiographic look at the conspicuous consumption of the Vanity Fair crowd.
05 Sep 2013
A Queen show embodies the hypnotic, fascistic properties inherent in arena-sized rock performances, a la Triumph of the Will.
17 Jun 2013
Like the best episodes of PBS's Frontline, The Central Park Five is a superior work of journalism that re-examines an important case that has, unfortunately, grown hazy in the memories of many.
24 Apr 2013
William Marston's Princess Diana, aka Wonder Woman, was the opening salvo of an imagined matriarchal revolution.
15 Apr 2013
The brutal economics of the motion picture biz dictate that most of these films will be seen little outside the festival circuit.
06 Mar 2013
Wake In Fright heralded the arrival of Australia on the international film scene, and it was probably inevitable that it would eventually receive its due. It was well-received at Cannes back in the day, and the French gave it a big hug, but too many others dismissed it.
24 Jan 2013
This is the magnificent Clarke Peters' first go-round with Spike Lee, and fans of The Wire or Treme shouldn't miss it.
08 Jan 2013
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