Category Archives: Film

Victor Salva’s Jeepers Creepers

“Jeepers, Creepers, where’d you get those peepers?” — Louis Armstrong Siblings Trish and Derry are heading home for Spring Break, taking the back roads so Trish can get over a broken relationship before she breaks it to her parents. In … Continue reading

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The Shadow

Margo: “Oh God. I dreamed.” Lamont: “So did I. What did you dream?” Margo: “I was lying naked on a beach in the South Seas. The tide was coming up to my toes. The sun was moving down. My skin … Continue reading

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Warner Brothers’ The Batman: Training For Power

Batman: Listen, Joker, you’re sick. You need help. Joker: Well, maybe I am a little off. (Kicks Batman rather hard) But what are you gonna do? Lock me in the loony bin? I’m already here! From ‘The Bat in the … Continue reading

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Emma Bull and Will Shetterly’s War for The Oaks screenplay

EDDI – Fairies aren’t real. They’re just – POOKA – Fairy tales? Did you think the stories sprang from nothing? The people of the Timeless Kingdom watched mortal Man learn to walk upright. Excerpt from the the War for The … Continue reading

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John Cohen’s That High Lonesome Sound: Films of American Rural Life and Music

John Cohen is perhaps better known as a member of the New Lost City Ramblers. This group of city boys playing the old time music of America influenced almost every musician interested in traditional American music who came along. Bob … Continue reading

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Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb

I first saw this film a few years ago on Canadian educational TV. My memories of it were dim, even dark, as I thought about it while reading Robert Crumb’s new book Kafka. I recalled a quirky character with big … Continue reading

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Susan J. Napier’s Anime: From Akira To Howl’s Moving Castle

Napier, a professor of Japanese literature and culture, originally wrote this intriguing analysis of anime in 2001. Following the worldwide critical and commercial success of Miyazaki Hayao’s Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle movies, she decided to revisit and revise … Continue reading

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Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse

Craig Clarke wrote this review. This film from director Bernard Rose (who would later helm Candyman and Immortal Beloved) is a delightfully scary look at the blending of dreams and reality. Anna (Charlotte Burke) is an eleven-year-old girl who enjoys … Continue reading

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MTV’s No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded

Craig Clarke wrote this review. Ever since the breakup of Led Zeppelin due to the untimely death of drummer John Bonham, fans have hankered for some sort – any sort, really – of reunion. There have been some teases – … Continue reading

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FilmWorks Pacific’s Paniolo O Hawaii: Cowboys of the Far West

The first cowboys were Mexican vaqueros. It was these men who taught Texans how to use lassoes; how to ride, and how to round up cattle. But fifty years before the Texans started herding cattle, the vaqueros traveled to Hawaii … Continue reading

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