Filmmaker Interview – Tobias Tobbell

Although he has just recently directed his first feature film, British filmmaker Tobias Tobbell is a veteran of theater and video.  His London-based production company, Two Bells Productions, has created hundreds of videos and commercials, and Tobbell himself produced the independent feature The Drummond Will (2010). His debut […]

Clara Bow in It (1927)

“It” (1927) Movie Review by Mike Dub

It (1927; Clarence G. Badger) GRADE: B By Mike Dub If A Fool There Was marked the beginning of the sex symbol in popular American films in 1915, by 1927 Hollywood’s star system would be every bit as tightly manufactured as the assembly lines that built the films themselves.  […]

Bad Timing (1980)

“Bad Timing” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Bad Timing (1980; Nicolas Roeg) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes There is nothing easily definable about Nicolas Roeg’s perverse romance Bad Timing, right down to that mysterious title.  Bad Timing is a film about lies, distortions, and manipulation, not anything as fickle and uncalculated as “bad timing.”  The […]

“Burn!” (1969) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Burn! (1969; Gillo Pontecorvo) Grade: B+ By Mike Dub Throughout the 1960s, Marlon Brando became increasingly active in social issues.  Though his popularity was plummeting, he sought to make art that was relevant to the changing cultural landscape.  The Ugly American (1963) is a well-intentioned (though drab) warning against […]

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