The Time Machine (1960 vs. 2002) review and comparison

1960 rated: 3.5 / 5 2002 rated: 2.5 / 5 So having rewatched this film and the 2002 remake, I figured now would be a good time to compare the two (ie state why this film is better than the remake). So first of all, right from the get-go, the protagonists have completely different motivations … Continue reading The Time Machine (1960 vs. 2002) review and comparison

When you can’t avoid political diatribes.

Stop being reasonable. Start being rational. -- Stefan Molyneux So as some of you may know, I have been following and listening to Slaughterfilm for some time.  Actually, I've been following them since September 2012.  Over 6 years.  That's about as long as I followed and watched WWE (2002-2008).  Well, that's ending.  And, you guessed … Continue reading When you can’t avoid political diatribes.

The War on Film Culture: Part 6: The Star Treatment (1910-1935)

Studio employees had little time or energy for social life except when they were not working, and in those circumstances they stuck as close as they could to other motion-picture people, hoping to find a new assignment. [...] After working together all day, players and directors often dined together, visited together.  For many performers, whose … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 6: The Star Treatment (1910-1935)

The War on Film Culture: Part 5: For the Children (1916-1917)

Utilitarianism (noun): A theory that the aim of action should be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the greatest happiness of the greatest number -- Merriam Webster Paternalism (noun): A policy or practice of treating or governing people in a fatherly manner, especially by providing for their needs without giving them rights … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 5: For the Children (1916-1917)