Mondays Suck Less in The Third Row

Check out these links:
Mark Kermode on Jaws @ 40.
The Most Egregious Acting Oscar-Snubs of the Past 10 Years
Errol Morris on Typography and Truth
For Fans of the Plot of Serial, The Undisclosed Podcast
The World’s Largest Shipyard?


Re-live 1980s Cheese with Green Screen and Vector Graphics and Hitler: Kung Fury


The Cinematography Strategy of Fast-Cutting on Fury Road


Wes Anderson Parody Trailers are a Dime-a-Dozen. The editing is strong in this one.


Shia LaBeouf cautions against living in a van down by the river


The Unauthorized Biography of Vincent Price


Josh Olson on the Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean


In praise of The Chairs in Cinema


Trailers From Hell does We Need To Talk About Kevin

AKA, why I love Brian Trenchard-Smith.

Joe Dante’s ongoing project devoted to cinephilia centered around trailers, Trailers From Hell, has been doing fine work for years, and is a site I visit regularly as much for my love of Dante’s sensibility as for my love of trailers in and of themselves. The most articulate ‘Guru’ on the site – most really quite great but the ex patriot Briton-er who long ago set up shop making super-trash in Australia, Brian Trenchard-Smith is king. The site cut its teeth on trash horror action pictures from the 1950s onward, but has grown enough to make space for modern art films like We Need To Talk About Kevin and Holy Motors along side stuff like Night of the Lepus or Queen of Outer Space.

And, just so it is crystal I am on the same page, critically, as Trenchard-Smith, here is my archival review of the same film, which was one of my favourites of 2011.