Tag Archives: Spike Lee

College Football Coaches as Movie Directors

This week marks the beginning of the 2012 NCAA football season. My next 14 Saturdays will feature at least a few hours parked in front of a TV watching college football. It’s a dirty secret I don’t talk about much at TDYLF- I’m a huge college football fan, and my enthusiasm for the sport has kicked into hyperdrive this year with my beloved Missouri Tigers making the jump to the SEC. Naturally, college football has been on my mind a lot in the last few weeks. And I’ve realized there are a lot of parallels between college football coaches and movie directors. Continue reading


Filed under Humor, Movies

Re-Watchterpiece Theatre: Malcolm X (1992)

Re-Watchterpiece Theater is a series that explores the organic way that attitudes about films change after you watch them a second time, a third time, or more, further down the line than the original viewing. Since Warner Brothers is still sending me free Blu-rays as part of the Blu-ray Elite program, I was recently afforded a chance to re-watch a film that took me back in time to my college years (sort of)- Malcolm X (1992). How had Spike Lee’s deeply personal epic saga of the civil rights icon held up after all these years? Continue reading


Filed under Movies, Re-Watchterpiece Theater

The Big Fat List of Directors I Don’t Talk About Enough

I love talking about movies. So do you. Why else would you be here? In the discussion process, it’s very easy to become enthusiastic about certain directors and their films. And the unfortunate byproduct of the genius of these various directors is that it’s easy to fixate on them, often at the detriment of other moviemakers who have plied their craft with similarly deft touches. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve seen at least a few articles about Ingmar Bergman, Buster Keaton, Louis Malle, Luis Buñuel, Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, and the Coen brothers. But there is a humongous list of other directors that I love just as much, if not more, than many of the names on that list. Here’s a list of directors that I don’t write about nearly enough. Continue reading


Filed under German Films, Movies, Silent Movies