24 October 2015

An Overview of the Fifty-Third New York Film Festival.

As I've done for every year since 2002, I went to this year's New York Film Festival. Here's my thoughts on a lot of what I saw (In my ten days in Manhattan, I saw twenty-six features and eighteen shorts.)

Why is it so hard to see Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension?

Nashville, my home base, is one of the cities affected by the current disagreement between Paramount Pictures and a few like-minded exhibitors (Regal, Carmike, Cinemark). So I decided to investigate, as well as see and review the latest (supposedly the last) in the Paranormal Activity series.

15 October 2015

At the movies: Crimson Peak.

I love a good Gothic tale of murder most foul, and Crimson Peak certainly has that. It's an astonishing achievement, and I recommend it highly. How highly, you ask? Read on...

Famous People Talked at Me: Steven Spielberg.

A fun condensation of the post-premiere Q&A that Steven Spielberg gave at this year's New York Film Festival. You know me, camera theory wins many battles.

14 October 2015

The Decline of Western Civilization 2 and Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

 I am fortunate to have an outlet for publication that will follow me into some weird-ass places. Thus, you have this number, wherein I discuss how you could spend one night at the same theatre watching both Wes Craven's New Nightmare and The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. Just give it a read- I have a theory and such.

Famous People talked with me: Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

A fun condensation of The Walk's press conference from this year's New York Film Festival. I dug the film a lot, though it had too much voiceover and I spent the last fifty minutes in twitchy nervous unease.