Archives for June 2008
Questionable Taste Theatre: “Dark City” I could make this entry two words long: HELL YES. Instead, I will make it one million words long. (Don’t worry, your comments can still say “Hell no!” and it will look all clever.) Dark City is a film by Alex Proyas, who gave us perennial Gothbomb movie The Crow and then said, “You know what I want to do next? I want to fill a foggy basement with bald guys worshipping a clock shaped like a human head.” Way to live the dream, Alex!… Read more »
Six reasons you should be watching The Middleman. 1. It’s the sort of show that fills its promo shots with bubbles, because who the hell cares? “You kiss your mother with that mouth, huh? Garbage mouth? Yes, you! ”… Read more »
Today’s Questionable Taste Theatre is extremely questionable. (Aren’t they all? Isn’t that why I named it Questionable Taste Theatre? Oh, never mind! You and your semantics!) I first saw this movie when I was ten, and I thought it was the funniest, most romantic, most elegant movie ever. I saw it again recently. Apparently in the intervening years I had totally forgotten that it’s a story about forced therapy, mind control, enormous man-eating flowers, and vandalism. That’s right, it’s Carefree, the 1938 Astaire-Rogers semi-musical that captured the hearts of psychiatrists… Read more »
Tomorrow is the Questionable Taste Theatre as planned, but I couldn’t wait to post this movie, probably my perfect example of Go Big or Go Home. Devdas is a Bollywood blockbuster that is seriously one of the most beautiful films ever made. Whatever you may think about it (overblown – check, overlong – check, overrated – maybe), you really, really can’t think, “It’s ugly.” Set in a magical-realism style 1930s Calcuuta, Devdas is the story of the young, upper-class man who comes home from university, falls in love with the… Read more »
Feeling steampunky today? No? How about alternate-history…y? Failed-Hollywood-marriagey? Well, are you in luck, because today, Questionable Taste Theatre tackles Time After Time, a time-travel romance that is probably incredibly cheesy, but is too busy being gleeful and nerdy to care. Just how I like my movies! Check out this awesome poster. I love that pocketwatch like Malcolm McDowell loves being creepy. Nutshell: H.G. Wells, nerdy inventor, finds out his best friend is Jack the Ripper, and has used Wells’ time machine to escape into the future. You know what that… Read more »

Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them,

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic,

Book Review: How to Read a Dress,

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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