“…Rappers got stylist cuz they can’t think for themselves …” -“Rusty” (Tyler the Creator ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt ) Ever checked out old school “Howard the Duck”? No, not that horrible 1986 travesty of a movie (sorry, Lea Thompson). The awesome existential Marvel comic, created by the late …Read More »
Monthly Archives: April 2013
I started out reading DC comics. They were action packed and no matter who the hero or heroine was, there was a moral to the story. In place of any sort of guidance from my elders on moral turpitude, the stories served as a paradigm by which to live my …Read More »
A legitimately bad film is never memorable. It might last as a random remembrance, but not much more. I saw the trailer for “Spring Breakers” and chuckled to myself. Sexualized violence has been over-cooked for some time now. In fact, it’s become a staple of American culture as anyone with …Read More »
I was seventeen the first time I saw Blue Velvet. If I had known the work of Salvador Dali, I would have described David Lynch’s work as Dali film. The first five minutes of Blue Velvet looks like a painting. The colors are sharp and white and the edges starched. You can almost …Read More »
Give the people what they want: A Voyage through the evolution of Motown and Stax. Where are we now?
“You can tell where black people are, at any given point in history, by (their) music” -Nelson George (The Death of Rhythm and Blues) Last week I tripped over the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s ceremony for the Funk Brothers, a hugely unsung group of incredible musicians who molded and created …Read More »
Walter Salles’ film version of “On the Road” (2013) starts out with a voice over narrative to set the scene, but quickly dissolves into linear, visual storytelling with the markings of a buddy film, much like the “Motorcycle Diaries” (2004). The two films are similar – they’re coming of age …Read More »