Looking to establish an evil horror cult? The first thing you will need is a good graphics department. It used to be that a trusty pentangle or inverted crucifix would do the trick, but in our branding-conscious
No significant subject is immune from banalization at the hands of mercenary filmmakers. Yet a mediocre movie that exploits a significant topic may nonetheless reveal something of importance about it.
There’s a moment in the first “Avengers” movie when Captain America, the Rip Van Winkle of the superhero crew, picks up on an allusion to “The Wizard of Oz” and announces to the group, proudly, “I understood
I Was a Teenage (Wannabe) Horror Writer - The world of 1970s horror comics was wild and strange. And a 14 year-old kid could
crimereads.com - Michael GonzalesEssayist/short story writer Michael A. Gonzales has written about books for Longreads, Catapult and The Paris Review. Once dubbed “the hip-hop Chester Himes,” his fiction has appeared in The Root, Art Decades Bronx Biannual, Crime Factory, The Darker Mask and Black Pulp. In addition, Gonzales has written about pop culture, visual art and film for The Village Voice, New York, Wax Poetics, HYCIDE, Pitchfork, Newark Bound and Vibe. Upcoming projects includes work in Sticking it to the Man: Revolution and Counter Culture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950-1980 edited Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, Black Pulp II edited by Gary Phillips and Tommy Hancock, and Gimme the Loot edited by Gabino Iglesias.
Two couples, two pregnancies and two dead bodies right up front make “The Wind,” Emma Tammi’s first narrative feature, a frontier ghost story with very human stakes. And maybe a very human explanation:
Jordan Peele’s “Us” is designed to get people talking. The director acknowledged as much while dodging a question about the film’s meaning at its SXSW premiere. “My favorite thing is the idea that people