Posts Tagged ‘film’

January 14th, 2011 - 2:35 pm § in Freelance Work

Protest of Jafar Panahi’s imprisonment at Facets – Time Out Chicago

In December, Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof were sentenced to six years in prison, and Panahi was banned from making movies in and leaving Iran for 20 years. via Protest of Jafar Panahi’s imprisonment at Facets – Time Out Chicago. My first article for Time Out Chic[...]

December 29th, 2010 - 4:59 pm § in Freelance Work

Arts in Review: The Year in Good-Bad Movies – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

It’s been a stellar year for bad movies. As in so-bad-they’re-good bad movies. The phenomenon of crap cinema, or rather the appreciation of crap cinema, has existed for decades, but 2010 saw a newfound interest in good-bad film. via Arts in Review: The Year in Good-Bad Movies – Art[...]

October 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm § in Freelance Work

CIFF 2010: ‘The Robber’ (Benjamin Heisenberg, 2010) < PopMatters

The 46th Chicago International Film Festival is packed to the gills with films, fans and critics. For two weeks, many folks will be lining up to see some of the most anticipated cinematic releases of the year: there’s Black Swan, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 127 Hours, Certified Co[...]

July 8th, 2010 - 12:08 pm § in Blog

B-Movie Interview with Cinefile

Cinefile‘s Nelson Carvajal read my Newcity piece on bad movies and thought I’d be a good interviewee for a video on cult cinema. Here’s the video: B-Movies & Cult Cinema from on Vimeo.[...]

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[...]

November 24th, 2009 - 12:50 am § in True/Slant

'Heavy Metal in Baghdad' band announces first EP

Iraqi metal quartet Acrassicauda announced their first EP, Only The Dead See The End Of War, will come out in March 2010 on Vice Records. Back in 2007, Vice produced a documentary on the band, Heavy Metal in Baghdad. Though condescending at times, the film managed to provide a fairly human element [...]

November 5th, 2009 - 12:41 am § in True/Slant

Too coincidental to 'Say Anything'?

The Daily Swarm tossed a quick story about a “Mobler,” aka a Lloyd Dobler-themed flash mob that went down in NYC on Tuesday. Apparently Twentieth Century Fox put together a little gimmick to point people in the direction of the 20th Anniversary re-release of Cameron Crowe’s 80s tee[...]

October 19th, 2009 - 11:45 am § in True/Slant

Kanye West & Spike Jonze – We Were Once A Fairytale

Kanye West is back, back to being an artiste of merit, back from the depths of hell he was cast in after a disastrous VMAs appearance, back from South Park cracks and autotune-haters’ smacks. Or something like that. MTV reported that the short-film collaboration between Where The Wild Things A[...]

September 15th, 2009 - 2:14 am § in Perfect Lines


Caught a preview screening of Jennifer’s Body. It wasn’t as awful as I’d read, but I can say that there’s going to be a cadre of folks who are interested in seeing the thing just for Megan Fox’s body. And they’ll be disappointed, because though some of the billboa[...]

March 26th, 2009 - 6:50 pm § in Perfect Lines

"Emo" Jacket

I stumbled upon this article on DVICE, thinking it would be some tepid piece on some bland fashion statement associated with emo. But I hardly expected this: “First there was smell-o-vision. Now we have the Emo Jacket with feel-o-vision. The folks at Philips Electronics are bringing out a jac[...]

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