Screening Log #33: Blue Velvet (1986)

Written and Directed by David Lynch Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, and Dennis Hopper         There is a version of America that exists in David Lynch’s head that maybe actually exists behind gestures and screens, behind the curtains of veneer and tedium, that he is merely more sensitive to than … Continue reading

Screening Log #32: Super 8 (2011)

Written by J.J. Abrams Directed by J.J. Abrams Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, and Riley Griffiths       Born in 1966, J.J. Abrams was at his most impressionable when Steven Spielberg reeled off his nearly unimpeachable run between Jaws (1975) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). A love for … Continue reading