TV: Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972-3)

In terms of showmanship, producer and director William Castle was a poor man’s Alfred Hitchcock of sorts. Like the British director, Castle had a real flair for self-promotion, appearing in many of the trailers and promotional materials, and adopting a signature silhouette of him sitting in the director’s chair with a cigar. Supposedly, Hitchcock’s inspiration Continue Reading »

News & Views: The Really Crappy Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig Interview You Haven’t Seen

Over the past few days, social media has been squawking about an interview with The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader with a chipper, but uninformed Denver newscaster Chris Parente. Parente is certainly not the first interviewer to talk about a film he hasn’t watched (many of the actors publicize their films sight Continue Reading »

Review: Boyhood (2014)

Ever since Boyhood was announced in 2002, it’s been heavily buzzed. Boyhood, which chronicles the formative years of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from the ages of 6 to 18, was shot in increments of 2 week summers from 2002 to 2014, using the same actors in each role. Writer and director Richard Linklater crafts this nearly Continue Reading »