Elsewhere: The Rainy Season Edition


Thanks for your patience during SBBN’s downtime last week. The site should be stable from now on, though my time here will remain limited because of some life issues; to be both vague and blunt, I have to spend my time making money and not entertaining the masses for free.

Speaking of free, here are some recent articles I’ve written around the intertubes:

My last ClassicFlix articles:
* Partners in Crime: Sidekicks in Film Noir
* I Live My Life DVD review
* Clara Bow: Life As the It Girl

Recent Reviews and Articles at Spectrum Culture:
* Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013): I no longer remember what review this was from, but not long ago I stumbled across a description of a film as being an exasperating hagiography, a film “by friends, for friends.” The same could be said for Supermensch, which is one of the most accidentally creepy films I have ever seen in my life. The image of the good-natured, awesome, karmatastic Shep Gordon only barely hides the judgmental one-percenter underneath.
* Oeuvre: A Woman Under the Influence (1974): Though I recognize how influential and groundbreaking they are, I don’t click with John Cassavetes’ films and I struggle not to actively loathe them. That’s why you shouldn’t bother reading this article.

Recent SBBN Articles and Reviews You May Have Missed:
* We Are the Best! (2013): I really loved this film. Viewers should stay for the end credits, a nice nod to a comparative sequence in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982).
* The Dunwich Horror (1970): My White Elephant Blogathon entry this year.

I leave you with nearly 44 minutes of both SHOCK and FUTURE in this short film: Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock (1972), narrated by Orson Welles.