As a society, we were far more concerned about overpopulation of the planet during the 70s than we are now. The publication of Paul Ehrlich’s incendiary bestseller “The Population Bomb” in 1968 is a big reason for the paradigm shift, but it was Hollywood that provided us with the visuals, in lurid detail. Popular sci-fi…… Continue reading Into The Future: Z.P.G.
Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires
Movie time again, and this one is a doozy! A product of the Sundance Institute, The American Astronaut is basically Firefly, if it were directed by David Lynch after binge watching three days worth of science fiction and western serials from the 40s and 50s. In actuality, the sci-fi comedy western was written and directed…… Continue reading The Final Frontier?
Okay, let’s talk about movies. I love movies. I love making movies and I love, even more, watching movies. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool cinephiliac. In fact, the weirder and more off-beat the better, as far as I’m concerned. Which is why I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to discover that Netflix had…… Continue reading Back To The Other Future
There’s something altogether satisfying about going through a cache of old VHS tapes. It’s a bit like cracking open a time capsule and revisiting moments from our past. This isn’t an activity many under the age of 30 can truly understand, much less appreciate. Old VHS tapes, like old mix tapes (remember those?), have the…… Continue reading Back On VHS
Sometimes advocating for the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is a very sticky wicket. Like most people, there have been instances over the years in which I have doubted the veracity of those hiding behind that all-important clause. It seems to be human nature to find ways around a law, bending and twisting…… Continue reading The Nihilist Handbook