Posts Tagged ‘Vol. 1 Brooklyn’

BAMcinématek Presents: Brian De Palma Suspense

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

A consideration of the suspense films of Brian De Palma, for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


Brian De Palma’s films are about either amateur detectives or monsters. Without conducting a poll or consulting the grosses, my gut tells me that the monster movies have been more successful at imprinting themselves on the culture and enriching their investors. Among these, Scarface and Carrie have surely left the deepest impressions, for they are films in which every single character manages to take a turn at being a violent grotesque. Tony Montana isn’t simply a guy who sold and snorted too much coke before getting his head blown off, he’s a folk hero who gets to hang out at the top for a minutes, while Carrie White presents the ultimate sad-sack teenager who gets to off her mom and the kids at school in a great big fireball of justified pyrohormonal rage. Like all great monsters, they destroy all they they encounter until they self-destruct.

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An Interview With Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of Liturgy

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I interviewed Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of Liturgy for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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Thoughts on Laurie Anderson’s “Delusion” at BAM

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Some thoughts on Laurie Anderson’s “Delusion” at BAM’s Next Wave Festival 2010, for Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


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Reviewed: Dengue Fever presents Electric Cambodia

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I reviewed Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


More than a record review, I used this opportunity to convey a brief history of Cambodia’s great rock n’ roll scene in the 1960s through 1975. It’s a chapter in pop music history that’s very close to my heart.

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Reviewed: Portable Grindhouse

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I reviewed Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art Of The VHS Box by Jacques Boyreau for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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Reviewed: Cinema Of Obsession

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I reviewed Cinema Of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies by Dominique Mainon and James Ursini at Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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Reviewed: Not Quite Hollywood

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I reviewed Mark Hartley’s Ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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Roman Polanski: Unwanted & Undesirable

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I shared some thoughts about Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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Reviewed: Boston Noir, Edited by Dennis Lehane

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I reviewed the Akashic Books short story anthology Boston Noir edited by Dennis Lehane for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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Reviewed: We Live In Public

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

I reviewed Ondi Timoner’s documentary We Live In Public at Vol. 1 Brooklyn


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