When I did my list of the best deaths in comics, I inadvertently compiled a fairly standard list of the best stories in comics. That wasn’t my… Read more “Comics in Vita: The 5 Best Resurrections in Comics by Austin Shinn”
I don’t like There Will Be Blood. I think it’s poorly written. I think Daniel Day-Lewis gives a farcically over the top performance. I think it makes… Read more “Retrospecticus: Wrestling With There Will Be Blood”
When characters die in comic books they always return from the dead. Everybody knows this is how it works. Death in comics is a pause, not an… Read more “Comics in Morte: The 5 Best Deaths in Comics by Austin Shinn”
It would be so very easy for me to spend this entire piece obliterating this movie on the subject of mental health. This is a full length… Read more “Retrospecticus: The fairy tale beauty of Lars and the Real Girl”
I remember rather clearly the night that I saw Michael Clayton. It was a bitterly cold night, in fact the night before a snowstorm. (I watched the… Read more “Retrospecticus: Michael Clayton: The Perfect Adult Popcorn Movie”
My original plan for this week was to study The King of Kong and the way based on a true story means nothing. However that’s likely to… Read more “Retrospecticus: On The Kingdom and failed Oscar bait”
Note: This piece is written in response to the recent news of allegations against Harry Knowles. I’m not discussing them within the piece as I feel they’re… Read more “How Harry Knowles Damaged Film Culture by Austin Shinn”
Welcome to the first in a new weekly column, Retrospecticus, where I look back at a movie (and occasionally other media) celebrating its 10 year anniversary. I’m… Read more “Retrospecticus: How The Simpsons Movie nails the movie part”
If I had my way I would never have to utter another word about Devin Faraci. I don’t like him. I never found him talented. I didn’t… Read more “On The Case of Devin Faraci and the Alamo Drafthouse by Austin Shinn”
Hello and welcome to a very special edition of The Film Room!
This week we talk to the makers of the independent film Prodigy! We have filmmakers Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal, as well as lead actors Richard Neil and Savannah Liles! Straight from their success out of the Kansas City Filmfest, the cast and crew of this wonderful film talk inspirations as well as what went into making it. Keep on the lookout for its release, we highly recommend it!
Massive Spoiler Alert on, but it doesn’t ruin the experience.
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