Film/Album Review: “Give My Regards To Broad Street” — Paul McCartney (1984)

This is a first for me. In a rare display of vertical integration in such a heretofore wholly insular blog such as this, I have decided to do a Two-For-Tuesday review (albeit one published on a Wednesday, and written in pieces over several days). Ahh… remember when Two-For-Tuesday was a big deal on AOR radio?…

Film Review: “Il Posto” — Ermanno Olmi (1961)

Rating: 9 / 10 Life’s most agonizing transition arguably occurs when the fragile boundary between childhood and adulthood blurs and rather quickly vanishes; that emotionally quizzical overlap during which the insecurities and uncertainties of youth immediately and awkwardly merge with the responsibilities and gray-scale cynicism of adulthood. It’s a heady mix of fear and excitement…

Film Review: “Slacker” — Richard Linklater (1991)

Rating: 8 / 10 Slacker, Richard Linklater’s landmark 1991 independent film, is ostensibly a celebration of Austin’s self-proclaimed “slacker” culture, a loose-knit hodge-podge of eccentrics, oddballs, loners, artists, intellectuals, anarchists, pseudo-intellectuals, conspiracy theorists, superfreaks, what-have-you. The film presents no driving narrative, no real plot to speak of, and nary a whisper of a storyline. Linklater’s…

Film Review: “Videodrome” — David Cronenberg (1983)

Rating: 10 / 10 You show me a David Cronenberg movie that thematically tackles the transitory nature of the flesh, the inherently stateless class of consciousness, or the symbiotic relationship between man and technology, and I’ll expect any of a dozen movies he’s made over the course of his career. (I still think his masterful…