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July 27th, 2010 - 12:23 am § in Freelance Work

Best Worst Movie and the cult of Troll 2 | Film | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

Few artists have rendered the art of failure as enjoyable as Claudio Fragasso did with his 1990 film, Troll 2. The combination of stilted acting, awkward dialogue, and a plot that makes any exploitation picture seem drab by comparison helped make Troll 2 a cult phenomenon. Four years ago, Michael St[...]

June 29th, 2010 - 2:13 am § in True/Slant

Giving 'bad music' another chance

Back in May, “Best Worst Movie” director Michael Paul Stephenson wrote an editorial about loving bad movies. It was titled: Bad Books Are Bad, and Bad Food Is Bad. But Bad Movies Are Not Always Bad What’s missing from the title? Music. Specifically bad music. Perhaps Stephenson lef[...]

June 18th, 2010 - 2:01 am § in True/Slant

Bad movies that are hard to resist

This week, Newcity published an article I wrote on Chicago’s bad movie scene. “So-bad-it’s-good” movies have been getting a lot of press lately. There’s “Birdemic: Shock and Terror,” “The Room” and “Troll 2,” which is finding even mor[...]

June 16th, 2010 - 12:42 pm § in Freelance Work

Horrid Shows: What, and who, is behind our bad-movie obsession? | Newcity Film

In the trailer for the new movie “Birdemic: Shock and Terror,” the film’s hero celebrates a million-dollar deal with a high-five from a co-worker. That money is an achievement, a goal people think about endlessly. It’s something recent DePaul University graduate Patrick Dowell ponders from t[...]

April 23rd, 2009 - 2:17 am § in Perfect Lines

IFFBoston

Be on the lookout for this next month: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HPXfmqIy-4] The Brothers Bloom kicked off this year’s Independent Film Festival for Boston (otherwise known as IFFBoston), and it was quite a treat. If you were a fan of Brick, think that the Oceans 11+ movies were[...]



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