Commercial Break: Suspiria! (1977)

We had been anticipating watching this one for some time, and finally this past weekend we indulged in a masterpiece called Suspiria! Starring a young Jessica Harper who’s starred in The Phantom of the Paradise and Rocky Horror Picture Show II, and keeps us entertained to this very day as the Crabby Cook. This is…

MALEFICENT, MALEFICENT, MALEFICENT!!!

Maleficent has always been a character that has captured our imagination. Since childhood, the prima donna of Disney villains seemed to strike a creepy chord in a way that no other cartoon evil could. It could have been her sultry voice provided by the insatiably listenable Eleanor Audley (check her out in all her non-animated…

“STOKER” – The Life and Styles of the Rich and Sophisticated . . .

“Stoker” is one of those films that only come out once in a blue moon; when we’ve all done our chores, and said our blessings to the universe – then we get a film like “Stoker”. Complex, beautiful, provocative, wonderfully acted, great dialogue, and stylistically beyond are some words you could use to describe it,…

DEFYING ‘GRAVITY’ {and our expectations . . .}

Alfonso Cuarón is without doubt one of our generations most ambitious and talented directors, whose latest film ‘Gravity’ has solidified him as a premiere auteur of the cinema, that is if his last film “Children of Men” didn’t already have you convinced. The signs were there from the start. A Mexican director, Cuarón made his English debut…

The Eye of Faith Gets “Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller”

  [Photo: Zev Tiefenbach] The world of Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and Geroge Bures Miller exist somewhere between reality and the vortex of our imaginations. . .  The artist duo are known for their of-this-world out-of-this-world creations that combine objects, sound, images, mechanics, lighting, construction, and cinema to create one-of-kind experiments and showcases in the transcendental…

Don Draper Goes Medieval! Is Mad Men Don Draper’s “Inferno”?

Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost. . . Those were the first words we hear Don Draper speak in the season 6 premier of AMC’s hit show, “Mad Men” which aired last night. Dante Alighieri’s legendary Medieval poem is not one’s…

What Will Happen on Mad Men Season 6?

It’s been a long winter without them, but lucky for us they are back!!! Mad Men Season 6 finally airs tomorrow night with a special 2-hour season premiere, and all of our favorites back in the swing of their slick, stylish, roller-coaster lifestyles. So many things happened Season 5, so if you need, there is…