Archive for the ‘spotlights’ Category

by The Great White Gypsy   “Hello?  What?  No, I don’t work today.  I’m playing hockey at two.” Dante could have stayed home and played hockey, but with this first line of 1994’s Clerks, he had no idea what was waiting for him.  I’m sure Kevin Smith felt the same way. It is likely that […]


  I have been a film buff since I was little. I probably get a lot of it from my father, who had a sizeable VHS collection in the ‘90’s. One of his random acquisitions was Raising Arizona. He told me not to bother with it, that it was weird and ridiculous, some director he’d […]


  I have a theory. I think that many years ago, at the height of both of their careers, Tim Burton and Isabel Allende had a lovechild (if you don’t know who Allende is, maybe you should read more books). They had this child in Mexico, and left him there to be raised by mythical […]


Danny Boyle is a creative, innovative genre renovator.  It’s easy to pick out Scorcese’s work, or Tarantino’s, or even David Fincher’s dark, mind-altering dramas.  But what sets Danny Boyle apart is that he will not limit himself to one genre.  His portfolio includes  brutally honest drug film in Trainspotting, a surprisingly enjoyable romantic comedy in […]