Category Archives: Fiction

Movie Tie-Ins: Novelizations & Comic Books

NOVELIZATIONS Film novelizations have been around since the 1920s, but it was in the 1950s, with the proliferation of mass-market paperbacks, that they began to appear in large numbers. This is when I started reading them. Novelizations, as you would … Continue reading

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“Dog Days” – A Pilgrim’s Progress

Dog Days is a six-part comic web series on YouTube that follows the misadventures of a fledgling dog walker named Max Miller. It was created and written by Sam Rubinoff, a stand-up comedian for five years and a dog walker … Continue reading

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From Kubrick to Murnau – Notes on Four Great Films

Film Forum, here in New York, is currently showing a series called “Return of the Double Feature,” which offers two features for the price of a single admission. This series runs through September 13th. Each pair of films is linked … Continue reading

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“Tale of Tales” Pt. 2 – Supplemental Material

This may be a deeper dive than anyone who hasn’t already seen┬áTale of Tales will want to take, but here it is for those who do. First is more information about the work of Giambattista Basile, author of the film’s … Continue reading

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“Tale of Tales” – Once Upon a Time…

Tale of Tales presents three dark and bloody fairy tales — truly fantastic and quite wonderful flights of the imagination — yet it feels very real. Directed by Matteo Garrone, this is a lucid dream of a movie, an elaborately … Continue reading

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“Black Mass” & “Sicario” – Heavy Metal

Last Friday I saw Black Mass and Sicario at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square multiplex here in New York. I don’t necessarily recommend seeing two films back-to-back, especially on four hours’ sleep, but they’d just opened that day and I … Continue reading

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Due to a glitch, the post that appeared earlier today, The Best Seat in the House, was put up before it was entirely ready. A photo was missing from the end and I hadn’t done a final proof of the … Continue reading

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