Celebrating last weeks (yeah, we aren't very prompt) 100'th anniversary of Birth of a Nation, we use this week to take a look back at film history. Beggining with the famed Soviet propaganda film, The Battleship Potemkin.
It all comes full circle. I finally found a film that is so bland and mediocre that it gives Derailed a run for its money. Join me as a Lawnmower Man and a Ghostbuster pretend to be on a train, while some dudes walk around...they have guns, or something.
We're on the final stretch with a look at PTA's two most acclaimed films, as well as a brief thought on his latest work. Thanks for joining me on this journey through the career of one of our most talented and interesting filmmakers.
Part 2 of this PTA retrospective dives dong first into Boogie Nights, drops like a frog into Magnolia, and beats you upside the head with a crowbar in the name of Punch Drunk Love. Brace yourself, it's about to get real...
The first part in a three part retrospective about one of the greatest working directors and a favorite of Crushed Celluloid, Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson. Hey, we gotta do something to bide the time until Inherent Vice comes out, right?
Andrei Tarkovksy is one of the most highly revered directors since the invention of the medium, despite this he made relatively few films within that lifetime. This series of pieces will go through all of his major films, discussing the history and context with which these films were made.