We Interrupt This List Already in Progress to Bring You Another List Already in Progress.

After I posted about watching the AFI Top 100, a former student asked me about recommendations from the Criterion Collection (Hello Lydia! Hope all is well! Hope you find something you like here!). I’ve seen a small percentage of the Collection, and as a film obsessive choosing one to watch can be mentally crippling, much … Continue reading We Interrupt This List Already in Progress to Bring You Another List Already in Progress.

My Heart Will Go On and On (And On and On): Some Thoughts on Watching the AFI Top 100 and a List

My three-year-old’s versions of Titanic (1997) are more enjoyable for me than the actual movie. Her versions are like the clips of Drunk History I’ve seen. Deep down I knew this wasn’t a movie made for me and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hence the twenty years it’s taken me to sit down and watch … Continue reading My Heart Will Go On and On (And On and On): Some Thoughts on Watching the AFI Top 100 and a List

It was as if all the pain in the world had found a voice /or/ Kiw da wabbit

Needing to read and release pressure from the finals cooker I selected my Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells and decided to start with some Island of Dr. Moreau. I’ve always liked the cover art to this one and it has nostalgic properties since my late grandmother gave it to me for Christmas … Continue reading It was as if all the pain in the world had found a voice /or/ Kiw da wabbit

Might as well….

A few friends of mine have worked through the “Favorite Films for Every Year I’ve Been Alive” and it looked like fun. Zine-Queen Delaine Derry Green posted hers on Facebook and digital slayer and general maker-of-things Trey Lane made a rad Storify version of his. My Favorite Film for Every Year I’ve Been Alive 1977: … Continue reading Might as well….

Test Prepper

After an unintentional absence,  Test Prep is back. This entry is about the original Friday the 13th (1980). I was surprised to enjoy the film after a recent viewing. Once I hit page nine, I realized I was only about halfway through the argument I was setting out involving Northrop Frye’s commentary on genre and comedy and … Continue reading Test Prepper

Recent Viewing

The Bat (1959) Dir. Crane Wilbur By no means even a good film, but for Vincent Price and “old” movie fans, it’s not completely terrible. Though it’s more thriller than the traditional horror films Price is known for, he plays a familiar character here. The Bat, a mysterious criminal and killer, gets one of the … Continue reading Recent Viewing