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 »
produced by MEGA| directed by Muttjob Movies featuring Lil’ Mis of The Milky Way video at youtube.com/watch?v=SmiaLqvRQCg PalmSideEnt.com | Brian Ashton on Twitter | on Facebook | Palmside Ent. on Twitter Los Angeles-based rapper Brian Ashton presents the Muttjob Movies-directed video for “More, Money, Power”, his Matt Mega-produced new single. …Read More »
Scott was my first crush and the last “typical” boy that I remember liking. He was tall, smart, and he didn’t know who his father was and for some reason that little bit of damage made him seem attainable. It made me think I had a chance with a quarterback. …Read More »