The Weirdest (…and most politically incorrect) Movie Musical Numbers Ever Made!
Film Criticism / Film History / List-o-rama / Uncategorized

The Weirdest (…and most politically incorrect) Movie Musical Numbers Ever Made!

Sure, plenty of folks hate musicals. (I hope none of them are among us, my lovely readers, and if so what on EARTH are you doing here?) But if someone detaches themselves from their devotion to the singing, dancing art, well, honestly it is a little weird. People burst into song, sets and dancers pop … Continue reading

Five Film Books Tragically Out of Print (that you should go look for anyway…)
Cult Film / Film History / Film Theory / List-o-rama / Uncategorized

Five Film Books Tragically Out of Print (that you should go look for anyway…)

While everyone is currently in awe of reading books on their Kindles, I-pads etc. etc. that might all be good and well, but you’re missing a lot. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of books are ripe candidates for digital consumption, but none of them are (and won’t be anytime soon) on this list. I for … Continue reading

The Faded Woman, Part 1: Origins, Dickens, and Sunset Blvd.
Art Criticism / Gender Studies / Uncategorized

The Faded Woman, Part 1: Origins, Dickens, and Sunset Blvd.

The Faded Woman is a powerful myth and one that finds itself central to some of the most famous contributions in Western Culture, especially literature and film. She is a living phantom, one of a typically vampiric, manipulative and controlling nature. She procures victims, mostly young males, with the pretenses of money, prestige and seduction. … Continue reading