BAM Scares Me: Horror Movies for Smart People


Horror films have been around since the 19th century, with Le voyage dans la lune director Georges Méliès’ Le Manoir du Diable (The Devil’s Castle) premiering in 1896.

Mavericks from the East and Last of the Independents: Against the Tide: Rebels and Mavericks in Contemporary Japanese Film


About ten years ago Walter Reade hosted a series of new independent Japanese films. At the time Japanese cinema seemed to be in a lull. Kurosawa’s heyday was long over.


Academy Award Doc Blues


’s time for the Academy Awards again and, as usual, most media outlets list the Best Documentary category below Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Animated Short Film.

The Lamentable, the Laughable and the Lovable: Cabin in the Sky, Stormy Weather, Last Holiday, Something New, and Madea’s Family Reunion


In 1943, American men were off fighting, and women were off working. These experiences, by definition, changed their points of view. All but the dimmest individuals began to see a disconnect between the rhetoric of equality used to sell the war, and the racial realities of American life.


MAR 2006

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