Category: Screen

Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Ugly

Low-budget, but high audacity, and maybe sometimes just high, Charles Band’s Full Moon production company made fun, schlocky, direct-to-video horror and sci-fi its hallmark through a couple iterations in the 1990s, loading Blockbuster shelves full of guilty pleasures and fan favorites like Puppet Master and Trancers. And while […]

The Haunting of Hell House

I try to keep a healthy agnosticism about reboots, remakes, and adaptations. No matter how a story starts, every version that can be made will be, and every version will ultimately be its own thing. Plus, it’s interesting to see what elements of a work translate most persistently […]

Bombay Talkies

Bombay Talkies, released in 2013 to mark the centennial of Indian feature filmmaking, is not just another film about the film industry. This anthology project keeps its focus on the power of cinema for audiences. The four contributing directors represent different vibes, maybe even genres,  within the current […]

Snooping Ladies Sensibly Solving Mysteries

We really should have had a mystery series featuring a sensible lesbian couple by now. Something like two Miss Marples sharing a sensible home and sensibly solving extremely–some might even say overly–complicated murders together. One wakes the other up when she turns on the nightstand lamp to do […]