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Bulletproof: The Superhero Genre's Immunity to Sequel Failure

Too much of a good thing is a common occurrence in popular culture, be it musicians pumping out 10 mediocre albums a year or television shows jumping the shark and clogging the airwaves with less than quality programming (looking at you… 531 more words

Pop Culture

Being Lazy, Shooting Digital

I shot this with my D7000 and post processed with On1 software.  I loved the color one but loved it more when I converted it to B&W.  325 more words

Digital Photography

"Cutie and the Boxer"

In Cutie and the Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling gives the underappreciated and now elderly boxing painter Ushio Shinohara his long overdue adulation. While the film has many shots of Ushio’s work, it was much more than a documentary about art; it is one that shows how a couple, who have been married the past four decades, still manages to get along with one another despite many years of financial struggles, resentment, and disagreements. 615 more words


It Follows - review

Having caused quite a stir on the festival circuit, indie horror It Follows arrives on UK shores carrying with it strong word-of-mouth backing, and an unusual amount of acclaim for a genre that doesn’t normally enjoy critical support. 669 more words



The opening scene of Julian Schnabel’s 1996 Basquiat begins with a voice-over narration adapted from Rene Ricard’s essay “The Radiant Child”. Before this, intercut with the opening credits, the film opens with a young Basquit experiencing his first art gallery and being inspired by it, silently over a track of the Pogues’ classic “Fairytale in New York,” followed by the narration “Everyone wants to get on the Van Gogh boat.” Both sequences provide the viewer a basic understanding of the Basquiat character before proceeding on with the narrative and also add an aesthetic quality to the film. 491 more words


The Racism We Never Noticed in Gremlins.

     In “Humans Unite, “Adilifu Nama discusses several examples of how race is portrayed in science fiction film. In many SF films of the 70s and 80s, may other minorities other than African Americans were seen as the “other.” In… 1,310 more words


Oscars - Best Picture Winner #1.2

#1 – Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans (1928)

The Best Picture category only starts the second year of the Oscars. The category that Wings… 311 more words