Category Archives: Film

Tim Burton at LACMA

Burton’s vision and aesthetic are so singular and ingrained in our collective consciousness that the works on display, from Robot Boy to the early sketches he did while bored at work for Disney to all the Jack Skellington heads, are exactly what you’d expect from a Tim Burton exhibition, but taken as a whole is a genuinely wonderful experience through the gentle (if macabre) mind of America’s most famous eccentric. Continue reading

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Beautiful Darling: A Life as a Cultural Artifact

Beautiful Darling is a documentary that is ostensibly about the life and early death of Candy Darling. Continue reading

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Restrepo: Required Viewing

Review of “Restrepo” a documentary about a platoon stationed in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan as documented by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Continue reading

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The Perfect Blending of Artist and Muse

Coen Brothers clip from Paris, Je T’aime featuring the incomparable Steve Buscemi. Continue reading

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The Finale of Big Night: A Thing of Beauty

Homage to the ending of Big Night, one of my favorite movies. Continue reading

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Days of Heaven, The Most Beautiful Movie, Ever

My personal thoughts and impressions of “Days of Heaven” remembering both how I felt when I first saw it and now 32 years later. Continue reading

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Malcolm Sutherland Videos – Found on Twitter

A melancholy video from Malcolm Sutherland. Continue reading

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Hidden YouTube Gem: Charlie Chaplin speech from “The Great Dictator” remix

A prescient and moving speech by Chaplin. Continue reading

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Hidden YouTube Gem: Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test

Lovely short film shot in color back in 1922. Continue reading

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