Lately I have the feeling that I’m just flailing through my life, which might explain why I’ve been so entertained by video games based on the humorous possibilities of ragdoll physics. I’m not actually staggering around the world like a drunken noodle-person, but I can really relate to […]
At Every Frame A Painting, Tony Zhou takes a close look at the action comedy of Jackie Chan.
I remember seeing Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away in the theatre, and I think it holds the record, in my experience, for the fastest time in making a small child cry. I have no idea what movie the child’s parents thought they were taking her to, but I don’t […]
Wipeout makes me laugh. It’s absurd and an appalling waste of water, but I’ve been watching it with a friend ever since we stumbled onto the “blind date” episode in season three and were still tuned in two hours later. It reminds me of how much I enjoyed […]
Last month I wrote about Jackass as a cultural project, but what I initially intended to write about was how I feel just a little bit better about myself and the world after watching it. And no, it’s not because they’re all more of a jackass than I […]
It’s about slapstick, yes. Splatstick, too, of course. And Bruce Campbell, mos def. But to me, Sam Raimi’s films have really always been about the camera.