THE HORRORS: QUESTIONING A CORELATION BETWEEN GENRES AND FILM AUDIENCES

I’m curious. Can I love a theatrical experience for the crowd as much as I can hate it? We talk about the theatre as some discuss church. We love it. We admire it. We want it to be perfect. At the same time however the ways in which we enjoy it are flexible, and that … Continue reading “THE HORRORS: QUESTIONING A CORELATION BETWEEN GENRES AND FILM AUDIENCES”

THE INVERSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR ENJOYMENT OF MOVIES AND THEIR ABILITY TO AGREE WITH YOU…

This past week I made my brother, Douglas, watch Network for the very first time. A film which, if you’ve never seen, is about a famed news anchor and journalist who has a mental breakdown on air and becomes a televangelist who is allowed to spew his truth about this universe just because he magically got ratings. While … Continue reading “THE INVERSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR ENJOYMENT OF MOVIES AND THEIR ABILITY TO AGREE WITH YOU…”

2001: OR HOW I LEARNT TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT UNDERSTANDING IT ALL

Almost five years ago, probably less, when I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey I was baffled. I couldn’t comprehend not only what was going on in the film but how it managed to become this monolith in film history that people hold up as anything more than a mad man’s version of a joke … Continue reading “2001: OR HOW I LEARNT TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT UNDERSTANDING IT ALL”

‘BOARDWALK EMPIRE’ & MY REALISATION OF THE HBO-IFICATION OF TV

Note: There is one major Season 4 spoiler for Boardwalk Empire. Be warned. “It’s not TV, It’s HBO” is a phrase that I’ve lived by for a long time. I remember the evenings of my teenage years watching this come up on the screen and know whether it was a film on a Saturday evening … Continue reading “‘BOARDWALK EMPIRE’ & MY REALISATION OF THE HBO-IFICATION OF TV”