The Kubrick perspective

The Stanley Kubrick‘s method of cinematography was something I caught onto early, even before I attended film school. It was pretty clear to me that he relished forced perspective and vanishing points. Some say it was something he picked up from the great filmmaker Kurosawa some say it was all his own. I tend toContinue reading “The Kubrick perspective”

New James Brown video for “It’s a man’s world” is a visual triumph.

Three years ago I was walking down 42nd st in New York and saw The Godfather of Soul leaving B.B. Kings just after a performance. I just stood and watched as folks snapped away with their digital cameras and phones. I just stood and watched as James Brown got into his car with some ladyContinue reading “New James Brown video for “It’s a man’s world” is a visual triumph.”

Trailer for Barry Levinson’s new horror virus film “The Bay” may be worth checking out

  So the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious have teamed up with writer Michael Wallach and director Barry Levinson (Wag The Dog, Rain Man) to bring us this pretty real to life documentary style horror called The Bay. Leaning heavily on the Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity vibe this film or at least it’s trailerContinue reading “Trailer for Barry Levinson’s new horror virus film “The Bay” may be worth checking out”

Video for Bob Dylan’s “Duquesne Whistle” is delightfully real

I have to agree with Stereogum’s Tom Breihan assessment of this video in that it goes places you never expected it to go. Love can make a man do silly things things the woman he’s trying to get may never know. Bob Dylan lays down this ukulele alcohol induced diddy about Duquesne PA while thisContinue reading “Video for Bob Dylan’s “Duquesne Whistle” is delightfully real”

Trash Talk-“F.E.B.N.” (Directed by Tyler The Creator)

  Trash Talk is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands of 2012. They bring a style of hardcore I haven’t heard since Bad Brains, the key of which is keeping the soul. These Sacramento punks have been delivering driving rhythms since 2005 and they just keep getting better and better. F.E.B.N is their latestContinue reading “Trash Talk-“F.E.B.N.” (Directed by Tyler The Creator)”

Trailer for The Iceman starring Michael Shannon, in the role he was born to play

  Richard Kuklinski was one of America‘s most notorious hitmen/serial killers that ever lived. Before his death in 2006 he claimed to have taken the lives of over 100 men. His life reads like the sickest story ever ,going from serial killer to working as a contract killer for Newark’s DeCavalcante crime family. The Iceman directedContinue reading “Trailer for The Iceman starring Michael Shannon, in the role he was born to play”

Ridley Scott’s son Luke Scott drinks from the Blade Runner cup in this epic short LOOM

Ridley Scott‘s son Luke Scott returns to his father’s masterpiece in LOOM. This promo was to be a demo for Red technologies new REDray 3D laser player. The film which stars Giovanni Rabisi, as a hermit geneticist, and this exquisite model/actress whose name, and I think this has gotta be a fucking joke, Jellybean HowieContinue reading “Ridley Scott’s son Luke Scott drinks from the Blade Runner cup in this epic short LOOM”

A montage of prohibition era films set to the music of Outkast

The thirties was easily one of the best times and most bloddiest in America‘s history. The mix of wealth and corruption took on a whole new meaning in a time when folks were uncertain about everything. So many people were doing what they had to do to survive and most died doing it, but there’sContinue reading “A montage of prohibition era films set to the music of Outkast”

Van She goes off the beaten path for their new video “Jamaica”

I just started listening to Van She about a week ago and now I’ve added them to my collection of outstanding Calypso Pop bands in my repertoire. Van She hails from Sydney Australia where they formed back in 2002. They exploded on the scene in 2005 with their self titled ep Van She on Modular.Continue reading “Van She goes off the beaten path for their new video “Jamaica””

Meet the man who inspired “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski

I remember getting free tickets to watch the Coen Brother’s movie The Big Lebowski back in 1998 and struggling to stay awake during the screening. I knew there was a certain something about the film that I was supposed to enjoy, but it was moving right past me. I wasn’t unfamiliar with Coen Brother’s films,Continue reading “Meet the man who inspired “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski”