Screening Log #58: Road to Nowhere (2011)

Written by Steven Gaydos Directed by Monte Hellman Starring Tygh Runyan, Shannyn Sossamon, and Waylon Payne       There is a beguiling lure to the manner that any narrative medium allows one to reinterpret, or reframe, certain events. The number of films that are “based on a true story” or “true events” are innumerable … Continue reading

Screening Log #45: Marwencol (2010)

Directed by Jeff Malmberg           To some extent we all create our own realities. By the nature of perception, the world that we apprehend is always mediated by our conscious mind to some extent; we never interact explicitly with a thing-in-itself, rather with the version of a thing that we have … Continue reading

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Homo Cinematicus: Culture and the Abyss of Time

I am guided through my first foray into 3D films by the dulcet tones of Werner Herzog and his typically mesmerizing, if potentially problematic, brand of documentary film-making.

The Expendables (2010): A Revolutionary Time Machine Fueled by Napalm and Biceps

Sylvester Stallone creates an action film with a strange penchant for introspection, a strange sort of post-modern escapist dismemberment carnival leaning back towards the 80’s on the shoulders of once-giants.