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I’m a filmmaker currently living in Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor’s in Radio, TV and Film from South Dakota State University (2000) and attended New York Film Academy in the Summer of 1997. I also spent five years in Hollywood after graduation working at the American Film Institute. What I’m working on now are what I call cinematic parables. I’ve become something of a lay theologian these last few years and have been using film to explore/articulate some of my ideas. I use the term 'parable' loosely, as my shorts are probably more cryptic than the direct teachings of Christ. T
Ok, here we go. Our film selection for March is John Woo's 1989 actioner The Killer. Here's IMDB. Here's a few articles: John Woo's Mesmerizing The Killer Changed Action-Movie History Forever Here's MZS on The Killer. Here's a 2000 article on Woo from Senses of Cinema. And here's our thread on spiritual themes in Woo's films. I'm looking forward to the discussion, y'all. I've seen very few of Woo's movies, so I'm looking forward to catching The Killer later this week. The movie is streaming on Netflix.
Based on the comments in this thread, it seems like we have a unanimous agreement to watch 49th Parallel next. Accordingly, I'm starting a thread; discussion can/will begin on 1-July. In the meantime, here's the IMDB page and two essays to get us started, both from Criterion: "49th Parallel: The War Effort" By Charles Barr "49th Parallel" By Bruce Eder I'll poke around and see what else I can come up with around the time discussion starts. The movie isn't included with the Criterion Collection on Hulu, but it is on Amazon US (as well, of course, as existing on DVD), so it s
I have the pleasure and honor of kicking-off the revived film club. Given my personal enthusiasm for the film, and the interest expressed by many would-be film club participants, my selection for June 2016 will be Seijun Suzuki's Tokyo Drifter. You've (probably) never seen anything quite like it, though you'll probably all recognize that Tarantino took a page or two from Tokyo Drifter's book for Kill Bill. In Tokyo Drifter, Suzuki warps a standard-fare yakuza flick into a surreal, pop-art explosion. Suzuki's experimentation would later derail his career (in 1967's Bra