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"I always wanted to challenge death,” declares Woody Brown at the start of Heavy Water, a documentary that premiered at this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival. The aged … more
Eraserhead (1977) might have been a powerful first artistic statement, and The Elephant Man (1980) an Academy Award-nominated success (the less said about Dune, however, the better), but it … more
More than almost anyone else we can think of right now (except maybe that guy who used to be mayor of New Port Richey), Rodney Hyden is “Florida Man.” Hyden lived in Archer, enjoying a … more
I  know nothing of the worldwide phenomenon known as “Pokémon.” I have no idea who Pikachu is. Truth is, I’ve never cared. The question is: Will I care after … more
We’ve seen the story plenty of times: an unknown ingénue from nowhere makes it big in show business. So a shoulder shrug for yet another version of the moth-eaten tale is understandable. … more
Life is not fair. To wit, Neil Marshall’s new Hellboy reboot was probably doomed from the start. Series predecessors had set the bar hellishly high, leaving the new production very little … more
There have been two movies and a handful of spinoffs of Bonnie & Clyde, none better than the iconic 1967 original, starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. The reason for Bonnie Parker and Clyde … more
Music-lovers who came of age in the 1980s will tell you how important trading mix-tapes was to them when they were ‘finding themselves.’ They found some of their future favorite bands and … more
On March 13, we published Dan Hudak’s tepid review of Captain Marvel. Then I had the chance to see the movie myself, and I decided we should offer another perspective on a fine film. To his … more
Not to be confused with “gelato,” the Italian term “giallo” designates a specific type of cinematic treat – namely, Italian slasher films. Some film historians … more
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