21 Mar
Deconstructing Hollywood's insatiable need to make what has already been made

You can’t help but notice: of the top 10 highest grossing movies in each of the last 10 years, an alarming 74 out 100 are adaptations of existing material: comic books, books, video games, sequels, reboots, et al. Everything Is a Remix is a 4-part series exploring the remix techniques involved in producing such films. […]


18 Mar
"Quentin vs. Coen" exhibit at Bold Hype Gallery, New York

Ok, it’s not really to the death. And truth be told, it’s not even a duel. It is, however, an exhibit showcasing artwork inspired by the two filmmakers. Undoubtedly two of the most important and best auteurs of our time (yes, I’m considering the Brothers Coen as one singular film maker in this circumstance), there […]


2 Dec
Sophia Coppola releases a serious cinematic turd

Madman Mundt and the Elf breakdown Sofia Coppola’s latest, Somewhere. The film is out in limited release in the US on December 22nd. The Elf As I write this, there’s a little mantra running through my head: I WILL NOT BE SNARKY. I will not say that Sofia Coppola’s movies get made because her dad […]


4 Aug
Some of America's best films screened where they were set

I really love the  theme behind this multi-locale film festival titled the Rolling Roadshow, a nationwide tour of free outdoor 35mm screening experiences pairing some of America’s best films with the famous locations where they were shot or set. This year the theme is “We Are All Workers”, which ties into Levi’s brand recent marketing […]


6 May
Robert Rodriquez's fake film awaits release

You may recognize the trailer below as one of the 4 fake films advertised in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez’s Grindhouse double feature film. Rumors have circulated now for 2 years that the Weinstein Co was fast tracking Machete into production, and apparently the film has been made and is awaiting release. Now, due to […]


19 Feb
13 revisions of Quentin Tarantino's latest opus

Went to a great opening last night for the Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds, a Benefit for Haitian Relief at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. SA Studios and Upper Playground commissioned 13 artists to make alternate movie posters for Quentin Tarantino‘s latest opus, and after months of work they’re finally finished […]


16 Feb
One of America's best storytellers telling stories

GeekTyrant has a great series of videos of Quentin Tarantino riffing on various subjects — including going to see Raging Bull with Brian DePalma — at the “Directors on Directing” panel discussion at Santa Barbara’s Lobero theatre. Also, check out their series of videos of Tarantino discussing his favorite films, including Paul Thomas Anderson’s There […]