Rosemary’s Baby (1968): The Devil and the Cathode Ray Tube

Written by Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Ira Levin Directed by Roman Polanski Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, and Sidney Blackmer       There is a preciousness to the sanctity of one’s personal space that plays an important role in preserving a sense of stable selfhood. Regardless of the goings … Continue reading

Screening Log #15: The Green Hornet (2011)

Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg based on the radio series by George W. Trendle Directed by Michel Gondry Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz Seth Rogen re-imagines the classic George W. Trendle in a script that comes across as a marriage between serial super hero comics and one of Judd Apatow‘s bromantic comedies. … Continue reading

Screening Log #2: The Running Man (1987)

Ben Richards prepares to start running.

Paul Michael Glaser’s 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle The Running Man is a strangely prophetic animal of a film. The Sci-Fi premise is half The Most Dangerous Game and half reality show: in a dystopian – and far less distant 2017 – the world has collapsed due to shortages of food and oil and is run … Continue reading