Month: May 2020

A Few Bad Men Display ‘Conduct Unbecoming’

Welcome to The Prime Sublime, a weekly column dedicated to the underseen and underloved films buried beneath page after page of far more popular fare on Amazon’s Prime Video collection. We’re not just cherry-picking obscure titles,

Celebrating the Best of the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

It’s not news to anyone that we’re living in a whole new world these days (and for the immediate future, at least), and it’s forced both people and businesses to adapt at a fairly quick

Michael Mann: Master of Cool Colors

Michael Mann is the kind of director who holds complete films in his head before he begins making them. He is a rare breed of an auteur who has everything to do with everything. In

Our Pick of the Week Belongs to the Devil

Welcome to this week in home video! Pick of the Week Satanico Pandemonium [Mondo Macabro] What is it? A good nun makes some bad choices. Why see it? The nunsploitation genre is filled with pious

Shot by Shot with the ‘Tenet’ Trailer

Welcome to Shot by Shot, our ongoing series of breakdowns. We’re constantly scouring movie trailers for perfect shots. In this column, we share our favorites and discuss them. All our hopes and dreams rest with

Watch ‘The Lovebirds,’ Then Watch These Movies

Welcome to Movie DNA, a column that recognizes the direct and indirect cinematic roots of new movies. Learn some film history, become a more well-rounded viewer, and enjoy likeminded works of the past. The plot

Beware the Fiddler on Four Wheels in ‘Death Car on the Freeway’

Welcome to 4:3 & Forgotten — a weekly column in which Kieran Fisher and I get to look back at TV terrors that scared adults (and the kids they let watch) across the limited airwaves of the ’70s.

Shot by Shot with ‘The Old Guard’ Trailer

The unkillable badass movie is one of our favorite subgenres. Whether it’s vampires, highlanders, or mouthy mercs, we’ll devour their adventures of clinical disregard for us feeble, disposable sacks of flesh. Try as hard as

Forgotten European Giallo Films Find New Life from Vinegar Syndrome

They’ve been around for less than a decade, but Vinegar Syndrome has quickly become one of the top specialty home video labels. They’re a genre label focusing on exploitation fare like horror, porn, action, and

Revisiting the Monsters of Maple Street

This essay is part of our series Episodes, a bi-weekly column in which senior contributor Valerie Ettenhofer digs into the singular chapters of television that make the medium great. From 1959 to 1964, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone