May 8, 2012 · 3:21 am
Wunderkind film writer Sam Fragoso from Duke & the Movies has cooked up a doozie of a blogathon this week. This is the task at hand:
Extraterrestrial forces land on Earth. Unknowing of our planet and society, you can pick five films from the history of cinema that represent humanity. What titles would you choose and why?
It’s a really unique concept. At its heart, the blogathon is about boiling down all of humanity and civilized history into five films. As a human, I feel that I’m uniquely qualified to select five films of my own, each for specific reasons. Continue reading →
Filed under Foreign Film, French Film, Ingmar Bergman, Movies, Spanish Movies, Swedish Film
Tagged as Charlie Chaplin, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Explaining earth to extraterrestrials, Ingmar Bergman, Luis Bunuel, Modern Times, Movies, Seventh Seal, The Milky Way, The Spirit of the Beehive, Woody Allen
April 6, 2011 · 6:36 am
When I passed the 100,000 hit marker in November, I honored the event with what became one of my most popular entries- 100 Things I Love About the Movies. As it turns out, my odometer recently rolled over another milestone- the 200,000 hit marker. As logic follows, I’m due for another stroll down 100 Things Avenue. So without further ado, here are 100 More Things I Love About the Movies: Continue reading →
Filed under Foreign Film, French Film, Ingmar Bergman, Japanese Film, Louis Malle, Movies, Silent Movies, Swedish Film
Tagged as 100 Things I Love About Movies, 61*, A Clockwork Orange, A Serious Man, Airplane!, American Beauty, American Movie, Battleship Potemkin, Big Fish, Black Narcissus, Chinatown, Danton, Donnie Brasco, Duel, Fargo, Fatty Arbuckle, Fight Club, Film, Ginger Snaps, Hot Fuzz, Ingmar Bergman, Johnny Dangerously, Kalifornia, La Dolce Vita, Major League, Monsieur Verdoux, Movies, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Peeping Tom, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Rango, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, Rushmore, Sawdust and Tinsel, Seven Samurai, Silent Movie, Some Like it Hot, Straw Dogs, Sven Nykvist, The Big Lebowski, The Blues Brothers, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Changeling, The Fox and the Hound, The Goonies, The King of Comedy, The Lost Weekend, The Misfits, The Monster Squad, The Pixies, The Seventh Seal, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, The Spirit of the Beehive, The Thin Red Line, Thelma Schoonmaker, Tinto Brass, Wall Street
October 1, 2010 · 11:52 am
Here are some more “What if Criterion released…” fake covers that I’ve created.
Bride of Frankenstein is probably my favorite. Three of the four Keaton films were intended as part of a fictional Keaton Box Set. Sleepaway Camp is obviously a lark (and I hope that someone, anyone gets it). The intention on the two Night of the Iguana versions would be to have the pink printed as a metallic pink with a spot gloss on the iguana. The Spirit of the Beehive is already a Criterion release (with great artwork, I might add). Enjoy! Continue reading →
Filed under Foreign Film, Movies, Silent Movies
Tagged as Black Sheep, Bob Dylan, Bride of Frankenstein, Buster Keaton, Dogville, Eat the Document, I'm Not There, Inglorious Basterds, Johnny Got His Gun, Night of the Iguana, Roots, Shaun of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp, Supersize Me, The Cameraman, The General, The Navigator, The Spirit of the Beehive