Tag Archives: criterion collection

A New, Personal Paranoia: John Frankenheimer’s Seconds

What would happen if you were presented with the possibility of starting life over at the midway point? Would you embrace it fully, shedding story and skin to take new chances? Or would guilt and regret pull you apart in your attempts to reset yourself? John Frankenheimer, in his film Seconds, examines such possibilities, subjecting […]

Ennealogic: July 12, 2013

1. Could the most diabolically interesting spin-off actually happen? There’s still a chance that it might, says Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Here’s hoping they forego the obvious “Better Call Saul” title in favor of the something with more wit, that on the surface seems expected and unexciting but hides a darkness underneath. You know, like Walter […]

Watch and Listen

There are of course the iconic ones like Blade Runner, Metropolis, Touch of Evil, and Brazil. However, amidst more recent concoctions and marketing pillage lie some worthwhile reworkings that do justice by the initial considerations and better present what was on everyone’s mind. This week’s topic: worth the recut—extended versions that improve the film (especially the […]

Commerce in Shall

“The functionality of the piece is quite remarkable as the back of the sculpture is carved on an angle allowing for the melting wax to flow through the opening of the eyes.” Will you be in Boston on April 25? Better get your tickets to the Punk Singer‘s single East Coast date now! The To […]