Sorry to Bother You: Born and Raised in a Postmodern Age I think one of the most wonderful parts about film of the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s was the abundance and mainstreaming of postmodern films. These were decades where directors, writers, composers and artists were able to take the whole canon of film, music,… Read more »
Entries by David Carter
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. ” — James Baldwin Elvis was a hero to most But he never meant sh*t to me you see Straight up racist that sucker was Simple and plain Motherf*ck him and John… Read more »
Welcome to Score Keeping, a feature where I dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films.
Onscreen personas — I love ’em, and I suspect many of us do or else we wouldn’t go to see movies featuring our favorite A-list actors and cult commodities at the drop of a dime. There’s something comforting yet inherently fascinating to the idea of an actor or actress playing a character on top of… Read more »
At the beginning of the making of the documentary for Isao Takahata’s final film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, someone behind the camera (presumably one of the two directors of the documentary) asks Takahata “What kind of movie are you trying to make with Princess Kaguya?” Takahata sits fidgeting on a couch, hand combing through… Read more »
In the past, I have loosely touched on what makes an auteur an auteur. It’s a tricky title to nail down due to the subjective nature of what it means to have complete control over the vision of your art. It becomes even trickier when you try and apply the same theory to something outside… Read more »