Film and TV

Top Gear Doctor Who

by July 15th, 2011 Culture » Film and TV »

Steven Moffat and Matt Smith have done a relatively bang up job since taking over Doctor Who last season. There have been hiccups, of course. Moffat followed up the stunningly good The Eleventh Hour with one of the worst episodes ever, The Beast Below. And as this very much miss-and-hit season has sludged into a […]

Rubber – Koyaanisqatsi Starring a Tire for No Reason

by July 8th, 2011 Culture » Film and TV »

A scene from RUBBER, a Magnet Release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing. I recently watched the movie RUBBER and absolutely loved it. I wish I could tell you why… …but I am afraid that in doing so, I might spoil the movie for you. It is not that there is some radical plot twist or […]

Richard Ayoade’s Submarine – Another Way to Come of Age

by July 7th, 2011 Culture » Film and TV »

The newly released coming-of-age story, Submarine is a lot like the movie Amelie, but instead of starring the impish Audrey Tautou, it stars a 15 year old action figure of teenage male introspection, Craig Roberts as main character Oliver Tate; and instead of being set in a sepia-rich, fantasy Paris, Submarine is submersed in an […]

Cinecittà: The Myth of Persistence of Vision

by April 13th, 2011 Culture » Film and TV »

Should Cinecittà, the legendary Italian film studio, be kept alive by government funds? I think the answer to one simple question can decide that. “When does the next really good Fellini movie come out?” Oh…never, you say? Well…looks like you’re a fucking Walmart then… As a totally-for-real, bonafide, you-betcha, no-kidding Italian citizen (sure…) I feel […]

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