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Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Little White Lies #56 (Nov/Dec 2014) was presented as though it had been written and published exactly two decades earlier. Here (in slightly lengthened form) is my contribution to that issue. 851 more words

The Dead Hate The Living! (2000)

You’ve got to get excited about a film with an exclamation point in the title! It promises excitement, adventure, and really wild things! Additionally, this one promises the dead, hating the living! 758 more words


Inland Empire - Review

Recreating nightmares and mental decay is not an easy task, but David Lynch has always stepped up to the challenge. EraserheadLost Highway, and  692 more words

Seek to Hide, Hide to Seek

This post revives an earlier debate about dramatic activity/passivity in slapstick.

Here’s two titans of the silent screen telling jokes with movie-making itself, yet the two gags are achieved through opposing performances. 357 more words



Vagina-based dishes, mule intercourse, candy-assisted blowjobs, masturbation-based games for Wii – all this is the hilariously lurid material that makes up Pang Ho-cheung’s sweetly shocking postmodern take on Hong Kong… 46 more words

Cosmo's Story Within a Story by George MacDonald

I am not certain why—perhaps because of my years watching Itchy and Scratchy on The Simpsons—but I have always been attracted to the Story Within a Story technique. 8,635 more words

C.S. Lewis