Playing this Sunday at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix is Věra Chytilová’s Daisies. A wild, surrealistic romp of a film, it’s radical form is still revolutionary. Here’s a write-up on the film (and its filmmaker) for FilmBar. I’m also working on a piece about Chytilová’s other avant-garde masterpiece “Fruit of Paradise” for De’Lunula (keep your eyes peeled for that next week).
FilmBar: An Overheated Kettle That You Can’t Turn Down: “Daisies”
My latest FilmBar Film Blog takes a look at the work of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who passed away today.
FilmBar: Michael Ballhaus (1935-2017): One Of The Cinema’s Sharpest Eyes
For my latest FilmBar film blog, I take a look at one of my favorite horror movies. It’s a film that is far, far better than it has any right to be: “Jason X.”
Yeah, that’s right. The movie with cyber-Jason and sex robots with guns. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than you’d expect it to be.
FilmBar: In Space, No One Can Hear You Kill, Kill, Kill, Die, Die, Die: “Jason X”
My latest blog for FilmBar takes a look at Raoul Peck’s brilliant “I Am Not Your Negro” documentary.
Film Bar: Goin’ To Hell On A Mule: From “Wonder Bar” to “I Am Not Your Negro”
Here’s my latest blog for FilmBar Phoenix: a closer look at the phenomenal “Get Out” (which, if you haven’t seen it, you reallyreallyreally should).
FilmBar: Lead Into Gold: On The Alchemy of “Get Out”
Here’s my latest piece for FilmBar Phoenix. This one looks back on my favorite Spike Lee joint (and no, it’s not “Bamboozled”… although, to be honest, I really do like “Bamboozled”).
FilmBar: Burning Down The House: Looking Back On “Do The Right Thing”
My latest blog for FilmBar presents a list of the 10 films that made the biggest impression on me as a teenage schmuck.
FilmBar: Top 10 films that warped my brain as a hormonal teenage dirtbag