Greetings internet. Before we begin, yes, I am actually alive. My life has been fairly hectic as of late, what with a trip to New York to do some work for a family member, another job that I worked full-time on and now preparation for my return to school in a few weeks. As a … More The Michael Mann Chronicles Entry Three: “Manhunter” is Mann’s First Great Film
I love horror movies. At their best, they give writers, directors, cinematographers, special effects teams and actors a chance to explore the many things that make a human brain tick in a thrilling, creative story. Good horror can take the audience on a journey to the edge of existence, make them question things they might … More The Michael Mann Chronicles Entry Two: “The Keep” Might Have Been Amazing… In an Alternate Timeline
Greetings from suburban Pennsylvania everyone. Before we get started this evening, I would like to apologize for the delay in this series’ inaugural entry. I had planned to post this last week, but chose to focus on my family reunion. It was an absolute blast, and I will be posting some of my favorite photos … More The Michael Mann Chronicles Entry One: The Past is a Competent Prototype in “Thief”
It has been quite a while since I posted anything here. Part of the delay may be attributed to my schoolwork, and part of it may be attributed to my occasionally tumultuous personal life, but I have the time and more importantly the need to write here again. Summer is a good season for movies, … More Let’s Take it to the Limit One More Time: The Films of Michael Mann, a Chronicle
Hello again, and welcome to the first regular post here post-Sundance. Since I am no longer in Park City, Adventures in Celluloid will be undergoing a bit of a shift – from travelogue and film criticism to straight film criticism with occasional adventures elsewhere. To start things off, I will be writing about one of … More Drive: The Moody Scorpion Synthesizer Blues
Fair warning before we get started; this is a LONG post. I am writing this several days after the fact, due mostly to a very busy schedule involving bus rides, plane rides, van rides, a mad dash around campus to hug most of my friends and the start of this semester’s classes. But now there … More Sundance Days Four and Five: Everyone Dies in the End, it’s More a Matter of How they Meet it.
First things first, sorry for not posting this yesterday. I was fairly exhausted, and the results would probably have been close to unreadable. Since I’d rather avoid this, there will probably be two posts today, this and another in the evening. But enough of logistics, there are two movies and another interesting Sundance experience to … More Sundance Day Three: Waiting for the Future, Waiting for the Past