What a Film Is, According to Me, Guy From Your Film Class
Aug24

What a Film Is, According to Me, Guy From Your Film Class

You’re in my Film 103 class, but you’re a girl. And since you’re a girl, I can’t help but wonder: have you seen films? Also what do your boobs look like? Can I see your boobs. My guess is that you’ve seen movies, but not films. My guess? Your favorite films are Mean Girls, Clueless, and Wonder Woman. I hate to break it to you, but you’re mistaken. Those are not films. Those are movies. And there’s a difference, let me tell...

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From ‘Ghoul Grabbers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: The History of Ghostbusting in Film
Jul13

From ‘Ghoul Grabbers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: The History of Ghostbusting in Film

With the 2016 Ghostbusters remake upon us, many filmgoers are in full nostalgia mode, looking back with fond memories to the original 1984 classic and its sequel. But true Ghostbusters fans know the roots go back a bit further. Let’s examine some of the groundbreaking horror-comedies from yesteryear that set the foundation for the genre and shocked your grandparents and great-grandparents, while still keeping them in stitches....

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‘The Hateful Eight’ is ‘The Thing’ as a Western
Nov08

‘The Hateful Eight’ is ‘The Thing’ as a Western

Quentin Tarantino’s love of movies is well-established, and the references and repurposed scenes pulled from both classic and obscure films run throughout his body of work. Inglourious Basterds, for instance, took its title from a little-seen Italian war film, while Daryl Hannah’s writhing on the floor following a confrontation with the Bride in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 is meant to evoke her breakdancing death in Blade Runner....

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100 Words or Less: On ‘Spectre’
Nov05

100 Words or Less: On ‘Spectre’

Daniel Craig returns to the spy franchise to once again prove men who look perpetually irritated can still have successful careers. And Sam Mendes, currently on break from making movies about crumbling relationships, is back at the helm, ready to give us the best-looking movie featuring a jingoistic drunk since Braveheart. Expect a lot of characters getting mad at James Bond, then a lot of characters saying they were wrong about James...

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A Look at ‘Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines’ #1
Oct23

A Look at ‘Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines’ #1

Well, Future fans, October 21, 2015 has come and gone, but the cultural zeitgeist for all things Back to the Future is still thriving, and with any luck it’ll continue for some time to come. I recently wrote about the phenomenal game and visual history book, but something fans will be able to look forward to is the beginning of a new Back to the Future comic co-written by original writer Bob Gale, featuring stories fitting...

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