Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

Screens at CIFF: 10/19 & 10/20World premiere: 23 January, 2012, Sundance Film Festival Stanley Kubrick was an obsessive, precise director, brought up from the world of still photography and thus prone to filling each and every frame in his movies with exactingly specific detail. This is beyond doubt. In the modern world, we have a […]

Occasionally, I’ll see fit to start out a film review with a personal anecdote, theoretically one that’s entertaining or somehow enlightening. This time, though, the anecdote is the review, after a fashion, for reasons that I do hope become clear and useful by the end. The time: October, 2001. I am a 19-year-old sophomore in […]

Part of the Movies About Movies blog-a-thon hosted at Goatdog The great silent comedian Buster Keaton isn’t typically thought of as a cultural commentator; I think most people would sooner point to Charles Chaplin, whose iconic Little Tramp stood in for all men and women trampled by those with money, power and influence. Certainly, Chaplin’s […]