When you’re a hardcore film nerd, you spend too much of your time trying to spackle in the cracks in your film knowledge. My friend Marty, for instance, is currently obsessively trying to knock out the entire Criterion Collection. It’s a noble goal- Criterion makes some amazing movies. But we’re talking about some 550 or 600 movies that they’ve released. To date, he’s somewhere in the 400’s. My recent obsession has been the films of two art house titans- Francois Truffaut and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Continue reading
Shortly after I started this blog, I received a really quick lesson about tags and keywords. One of my first entries was about Nazi zombie movies, and I’d referenced Dead Snow, a film that features a couple having sex while the guy is pooping. And so I added “Sex while pooping” to my list of post tags. About a week later, someone out there in the world searched for “pooping blogs” and found mine. It was, quite frankly, horrifying. This means that someone who is aroused by defecation was visiting my blog. I felt so… dirty. Since then, I’ve been (slightly) more careful about what I’ll use for keywords and tags. What else have people searched for to find my blog? Continue reading
Labor Day weekend has presented me with the opportunity to compare and contrast two pivotal films whose plot revolves around raising a child that isn’t your own- Francois Truffaut’s Wild Child/L’Enfant Sauvage and David M. Evans’ sweeping epic from 1996, First Kid. First, let’s note the ways in which they are similar.