Tag: cinema

Heroic Purgatory

Screen Reviews

A confusing and idiosyncratic movie about a communist cell in 1950’s Japan and where they ended up in 1970.

Chaplin’s War Trilogy

Chaplin’s War Trilogy

Print Reviews

This thoughtful and well-documented text explores the history of dark comedy in film through the perspective of Charlie Chaplin’s work and his movies about war.

Elvis Costello

Music Reviews

In Motion Pictures (Universal Music Enterprises). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Florida Film Fest 2012

Features

The Florida Film Fest returns to Orlando. Here’s a preview of some of the feature films. Screenigns will be held throughout Orlando and our own Carl F Gauze runs down some of his highlights!

James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007

Print Reviews

Can a Cold War-era spy find love in the 21st Century? The box office returns for Casino Royale say YES. If you want an idea why James Bond is still such a cultural force, the essays in this volume give you a lot to think about. Bob Pomeroy tells you about the good and the not so good from the Bond debates.

Deconstructing Oscar

Features

All that glitters may not be gold, yet somehow Oscar has retained his luster for 73 years. John P. Wasser meditates on the allure of the Academy Awards and the significance of the multicultural feel of this year’s ceremony.

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Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.

HEALTH

HEALTH

Event Reviews

HEALTH continue their mission to make everyone love each other, bringing their RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR to the Mile High City, where Steven Cruse gets to be a very lucky middle-aged industrial fanboy.