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Category Archives: Cinema
Your opinion on whether Deckard is human or replicant might offer insight into your philosophy regarding morality, and even existence. Continue reading
Taxi Driver may be the most important American film, and 40 years later, it still talks to us.
Binge-watching Hannibal gets to be a pretty harrowing affair. Hear why.
You’ve seen Renaissance man and esteemed guest Weekling Richard Edson onscreen in Do the Right Thing, Platoon, Stranger Than Paradise, and dozens of other films, but you probably don’t know he was the original drummer in seminal NYC post-punk noise mavens Sonic Youth. In this fascinating slice of life, he shares his riveting account of being a participant in several crucial music movements at once. The arty, funky, early 80s East Village lives again!
In Hollywood films, what the woman wants, what the woman’s thinking, doesn’t matter nearly as much as what the man wants.
At its height, the “Disco Sucks” movement drew fifty-nine thousand people to a Chicago stadium to watch a shock jock explode LPs, inciting a full-on riot of mostly white dudes. WTF? Our Robert Burke Warren, who became enamored of disco in the lusty confines of a Catholic school broom closet, writes about the music that arrived at the same time as his teens, and how it inspired him.
George Lucas tried his best to keep 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special from ever being seen, but the Internet has bested him. Robert Burke Warren gives a kind overview to this perceived blight on Lucas’ legacy, and suggests you do the same. After all, it’s Christmas! (And/or Life Day.)
It’s the one that says Bad Motherfucker.