6 Months of Film Writing

I'm afraid I've been neglecting Cinebeats again but I've been busy with various personal projects and obligations. I've also recently started writing for Publishers Weekly but I thought I'd finally update with some highlights from TCM's Movie Morlocks. Here's some of the more interesting (in my estimation) film related writing & entertaining babble I've produced … Continue reading 6 Months of Film Writing

“A film is a petrified fountain of thought.” – Jean Cocteau

"I know of no elite and no tribunal which can take upon itself to judge what a film will unleash in its immeasurable course. The only jurisdiction to which a film should be subject concerns its style and its expressive power. The rest is a mystery and will always remain so." - Jean Cocteau My … Continue reading “A film is a petrified fountain of thought.” – Jean Cocteau

The Fantastique World of Orson Welles

I recently had the opportunity to watch the often forgotten and neglected horror anthology THREE CASES OF MURDER (1955), which features Orson Welles in a segment titled Lord Mountdrago. It's assumed that he directed some of the dream sequences in the film but after finally seeing it for myself I'm convinced that he had a … Continue reading The Fantastique World of Orson Welles

KEN RUSSELL: IN HIS OWN WORDS

Controversial film director Ken Russell passed away suddenly this week at the age of 84. Russell has long been considered the bad boy of British cinema or the original ‘enfant terrible’ of the empire, but for almost as long as I can remember he’s been one of my favorite filmmakers. I was introduced to his … Continue reading KEN RUSSELL: IN HIS OWN WORDS

Favorite DVD Releases of 2007: Part III.

Favorite DVD Releases of 2007: Part III. - Top 30 DVDs #11-20. John Savage in The Killing Kind (1973) The Killing Kind (Dark Sky Films) Please see my brief look at this Curtis Harrington film HERE. Latitude Zero (1969) Latitude Zero (Dub Sub) (Media Blasters) Please see my review of Ishiro Honda's Latitude Zero HERE. … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2007: Part III.

Celebrating Cannes 60th At Home

Like many people I would love to be in France this weekend, but I'll have to settle for celebrating Cannes 60th Anniversary in the privacy of my own home. In true armchair traveler fashion I thought I'd share some tips on how you can throw your own 1960s-1970s style Cannes Festival at home for yourself … Continue reading Celebrating Cannes 60th At Home