Monthly Archives May 2019

ANALOG ADVENTURES: Long Time Coming

I get a lot of random records, tapes, and books in the mail, because publicists forget that outlets for which I used to work aren’t around anymore, or someone finds the address hidden on my website, or… whatever. This is a way to keep them from piling up uselessly in the corner of the office. It’s been a minute since I did one of these, because I only had a few things, and then, suddenly, I had a ton, so here we are. First up is album which was supposed to be the start of a March installment of this
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CINEPUNX Episode 97: CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, also JOHN WICK/EX-FEST/NITRATE PICTURE SHOW

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Cinepunx_Ep97.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWELL, WHAT DO YOU KNOW? THE CINEPUNX ARE BACK, AND READY FOR TROUBLE! This episode is jam packed with cinema action! First off, we decide to start a conversation we surely continue into the future about the films of Agnes Varda who recently passed away. Varda was an essential part of the French New Wave and continued to make films long after that movement ended, including some highly praised documentaries. She was largely unfamiliar to us when she passed, and we decided this was a pretty large gap
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CINEPOCALYPSE 2019 is Coming! (You Should Go)

Every time something like this year’s Cinepocalypse gets announced, I consider quitting my job and really trying to figure out a way to make money writing about things like this. I wish everything made me so excited. Going through the list of films, I started looking for themes, and while it’s pretty obvious that the festival is highlighting women in horror since it’s right there in the press release —  “CINEPOCALYPSE SPOTLIGHTS THE BADASS WOMEN OF HORROR” — there are some other themes making their way into the festival programming this year. To wit: there are three movies about Satan/demons,
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BOOKSHELF: Exploring Lesser Known Cinematic Stories With FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD and HOLLYWOOD BLACK

Running Press have recently released two very excellent books through their collaboration with Turner Classic Movies. Mark A. Vieira’s Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) and Donald Bogle’s Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers are both richly illustrated, oversized hardbacks that come in just under coffee table size. That size thing is kind of important; both books need to be big enough to reproduce the amazing photos included within their pages, especially those in Forbidden Hollywood, which fairly leap off the page with luminescence. However, given that they’re not “coffee table books” in the usual sense (in that
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