Black Maria creative director Wade Sheeler on The Mechanic, starring Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent.

Here's CC2K film editor Jill Blake on the underrated actor Fredric March.

Friday, 02 January 2015 15:35

Tony Lazlo Reviews Inherent Vice

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It's not his favorite Paul Thomas Anderson movie of all time, but Tony Lazlo still enjoyed the heck out of the famed director's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's loopy noir novel.

Black Maria creative director Wade Sheeler on the sparkling new blu-ray release of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. 

Black Maria's Wade Sheeler on Twilight Time release of The Dogs of War.

Black Maria's Kyle Turner on the remastered Criterion Collection edition of David Lynch's Eraserhead

Monday, 24 November 2014 12:47

How to Fix Interstellar (A Review)

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Big Ross weighs in on the latest film from Christopher Nolan. SPOILERS, obviously.

Interstellar is a divisive film. It seems to have a “love it or hate it” vibe, as reviews have definitely been mixed with some praising and others dismissing this near-future scifi adventure starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. I definitely found myself divided over how I felt about the movie after seeing it. Certainly, Interstellar is beautiful and stunning with its visuals, its depictions of space travel. And to be sure, Interstellar depicts some pretty dense theories and ideas from physics and quantum mechanics like no film before. Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson went on a bit of a Tweetathon praising some of what you’ll see in Interstellar.

Black Maria staff writer Kyle Turner on Alain Resnais' debate film Hiroshima, Mon Amour. 

Big Ross checks in to discuss the pointless argument that is Marvel vs DC.


Coming out of Gone Girl, I was of two minds — appalled pearl-clutcher and delighted crime-fiction geek. On reflection, I’m inclined to side with the pearl-clutcher in me that sees David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller as a clarion call for misogynists and men’s rights loons everywhere, but I’d still like to talk about how the movie (adapted by Flynn herself) mashes together a variety of tropes from several decades’ worth of crime-fiction lore — all for a deeply hypnotic end-result.