Elsewhere: The Blogathons, Doughnuts and Doris Days Edition

Here are some things around the web you should be reading, doing or otherwise participating in while I recover from the Raiders of Ghost City-induced ennui. SBBN will be participating in a couple of blogathons this summer: The William Castle Blogathon will be hosted by The Last Drive-In and Goregirl’s …

The Elsewhere Files

Things you should be doing instead of checking SBBN: Fitzcardboardaldo: Herzog’s classic rendered in cardboard. Follow it up with the making-of documentary The Corrugation of Dreams. Charles Laughton spent time in Texas in 1953 with his one-man show, as well as working on a revelatory new interpretation of Othello. The …

Elsewhere and a Few Notes

I recently imported about 165 posts from the archives over here to the new blog, but the photos didn’t import, so please bear with me while I try to find the backups and restore pictures. My apologies if the mass import screwed with your RSS feeds. *** Here are a …

Elsewhere This Week (Or Two)

Today at Press Play, The Three Burials of No Country For Old Men, a compilation of three essays challenging the critical acclaim of the Coen Brothers’ 2007 film. I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to contribute to Press Play, especially for an essay on the Coens, filmmakers I …

Elsewhere on the Web: Sadomasochism, Swingers and Scarface

A quick note for Raiders of Ghost City fans: I’m writing for a couple of other outlets now and have, between today and March 20th, ten deadlines to meet. Raiders is going to have to wait for a couple of weeks while I get everything else squared away. Thanks for …

Elsewhere on the Internet: B-Rolls, Bergman and Bukowski

One of my goals for this year is to read more about art, film, literature, creative people, musicians, anyone fascinating. Instead of posting links only to my own content elsewhere on the web, I’d like to also share some of the more interesting articles I’ve found. I was going to …

Elsewhere Today: Writin’ For Spectrum Culture

I have three reviews up on Spectrum Culture today, which should explain why things have been a little quiet around here: Revisit: Death To Smoochy (2002): “…Underneath the obvious joke, Death to Smoochy is practically Shakespearean in its tragedy. Children’s entertainment is used as an analogue for the entire entertainment …

Elsewhere This Week: Anniversaries, Giveaways and Gunfights

Lots of stuff to point you to this week! First up is my article at Spectrum Culture on 3:10 to Yuma (1957 & 2007) for their Re-Make/Re-Model feature. The 1957 film is an absolute classic — I’d love to say “undisputed,” but nothing in the world of cinema is undisputed. …

Happy Carb Hangover Day!

At this moment, the clock has just ticked off 7:15 AM, and it is my understanding most of you are already awake, shopping for whatnots along with approximately 19 million others also shopping for the same whatnots at low, low prices. Frankly, this baffles me, because one of the best …

Duel at Diablo (1966)

The fine folks at Movies Unlimited, and their official movie blog Movie Fanfare, very kindly asked me to contribute a guest blog article for them, one I’m proud to re-post here on SBBN. *** Duel at Diablo (1966) is an odd, unique Western, a rare collage of individual desires in …