A Decade of Fear

It's taken me a year but I've finally managed to compile a list of my Favorite Films of the Decade: 2000-2009 so I thought I'd share it. My introduction echoes some earlier thoughts about fear and cinema that I shared during Halloween and wanted to expand upon. Besides my alphabetical list of Favorite Films of … Continue reading A Decade of Fear

35 Years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whatever happened to Fay Wray? That delicate satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh, how I started to cry 'Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh. Erotic nightmares beyond any measure. And sensual daydreams to treasure … Continue reading 35 Years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

J.D. Salinger and the Movies

"I believe everything and I believe nothing." - Inspector Clouseau Since J.D. Salinger's death many film critics like Dana Stevens have enjoyed quoting from Salinger's seminal work The Catcher in the Rye where the fictional character of Holden Caulfield proclaims "If there's one thing I hate, it's the movies." The quote has become a jumping-off … Continue reading J.D. Salinger and the Movies

Stalking Klaus Kinski or How I Worshiped a Madman

Klaus Kinski b. October 18, 1926 - d. November 23, 1991 Today would have been Klaus Kinski's 83rd birthday and in honor of the event I thought I'd share something I originally wrote about the actor back in 2003 on Valentine's Day but have since expanded on.* "One should judge a man mainly from his … Continue reading Stalking Klaus Kinski or How I Worshiped a Madman