At Roger Ebert.com, David Moses writes about Apollo Creed. “[Rocky] was never truly an underdog—that is the fantasy of the Rocky movies, a series that plays in a vacuum breathing off the air tube of white victimhood, while shutting out real world complications and well … facts. Facts […]
At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz writes on the life and career of Clarence Williams III. “His ferocity burned holes in the screen, and filmmakers took advantage of that, casting him in roles that shook up the main character’s preconceived notions, rattled their complacency, and otherwise pushed their buttons.”
At RogerEbert.com, Scout Tafoya writes on the inimitable Nicolas Cage. “There are some actors we watch because we want to see the result of months of internal calculus as they’ve wedged themselves into a new shape; a new person that could only have resulted from this actor taking […]
Friend of the Gutter Kimberly Lindbergs has put together a collection of of her pieces on Asian film artists at Cinebeats! “May is Asian Heritage Month or to be more exact, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate I decided to collect links to some of […]
This week Guest Star Aditi Sen writes about ghosts and plagues. ~~~ When a galley ship docked in Messina with all its crew members dead, the villagers quickly decided to take the crew’s belongings, either for themselves or to barter. The year was 1347; within a year, the […]
Friend of the Gutter Ian McDowell interviews filmmaker and author John Sayles about his career and his latest book, The Wilmington Lie!