Tokyo, Mon Amour


Charles’s review of Samuel Fuller’s 1955 film “House of Bamboo,” which opens today at Film Forum, has been published at Cinespect.
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Paintings of Savannah by Harriet Bigham

View from the Desoto

Emory and I recently had the pleasure of meeting the painter Harriet Bigham. Although we initially contacted her out of an interest in her cityscapes of Kansas City, Missouri, we were surprised and delighted to learn that in 1989 she painted four watercolors of my hometown of Savannah, Georgia. We purchased three of the...
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The Blue Bicycle Disappears!

Amy's blue bike cropped

On May 9, 2011, The Blue Bicycle Project officially ended. This website, however, has only just begun.
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Cinespect’s Guide to the Anthology’s “William Lustig Presents”


Charles’s article “Cinespect’s Guide to the Anthology’s ‘William Lustig Presents,'” has been published at Cinespect.
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An Interview with William Lustig


Charles’s interview with “Maniac” director, Blue Underground founder, and Anthology Film Archives guest curator William Lustig has been published at Cinespect.
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Got Freedom?


Charles’s review of Kristin Canty’s documentary “Farmageddon,” which opens tomorrow, July 8, 2011, at Cinema Village in Manhattan, was posted this morning on Cinespect.
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The Recurring Marly Horses

Marly horses in Holiday shot 3

Commissioned in 1739 by Louis XV for the Chateau de Marly, the Marly Horses were sculpted in marble at a slightly larger-than-life scale by Guillaume Coustou the Elder. Following the destruction of the chateau and the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution, the sculptures were moved to Paris and...
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The Odessa Steps and Its Descendants


One of the most famous sequences in movie history and some of the many sequences it has either directly and indirectly inspired.
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My First Guided by Voices Show

GBV set list

On Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, I drove to Athens, Ohio with four friends to see Guided by Voices. I had talked to Toby and Bob on the phone a few days before the show, and I explained that we couldn’t get tickets, so they put us on the guest list. We were psyched. When...
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Bill Callahan “Riding for the Feeling”

Record Bar Fish Eye

Bill Callahan sings and plays acoustic guitar on “Riding for the Feeling,” the opener of a thirteen-song set, at Record Bar in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 29, 2011. Neal Morgan, who opened for Callahan, plays drums, and Matt Kinsey plays electric guitar.
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"Ratting Out Big Tobacco." Cinespect. December 12, 2011.

"House of Pain." Cinespect. December 10, 2011.

"Rediscovering the French New Wave." Cinespect. December 5, 2011.

"Fifteen Minutes with You." Cinespect. November 21, 2011.

"Silent Cinema Reborn." Cinespect. November 21, 2011.

"See You Next Year: SFF Journal, Entry Fourteen." Cinespect. November 15, 2011.

"Paterfamilias in a Pinch." Cinespect. November 15, 2011.

"The Work of Love: SFF Journal, Entry Thirteen." Cinespect. November 14, 2011.

"The Duplass Era: SFF Journal, Entry Twelve." Cinespect. November 12, 2011.

"End of Story." Cinespect. November 11, 2011.

"Down into Hatch: SFF Journal, Entry Eleven." Cinespect. November 9, 2011.

"Mooring as Metaphor: SFF Journal, Entry Ten." Cinespect. November 9, 2011.

"Electrate Youth: SFF Journal, Entry Nine." Cinespect. November 7, 2011.

"Spread the Word: SFF Journal, Entry Eight." Cinespect. November 6, 2011.

"Arch Madness: SFF Journal, Entry Seven." Cinespect. November 3, 2011.

"Eau Crap: SFF Journal, Entry Six." Cinespect. November 2, 2011.

"The Wrath of Ralph: SFF Journal, Entry Five." Cinespect. November 1, 2011.

"Unbearable Brightness: SFF Journal, Entry Four." Cinespect. November 1, 2011.

"Wedding Bell Blues: SFF Journal, Entry Three." Cinespect. October 31, 2011.

"The Dueling Life: SFF Journal, Entry Two." Cinespect. October 31, 2011.

"Homeward Bound: SFF Journal, Entry One." Cinespect. October 28, 2011.

"Yawning at the Margin." Cinespect. October 20, 2011.

Film reviews of "Corman's World," "Goodbye First Love," "The Artist," and "The Descendants." Cinespect. October 14, 2011.

"Forget 'The Way.'" Cinespect. October 7, 2011.

"Pop Marx." Cinespect. October 5, 2011.

Film review of "Carnage." Cinespect. September 30, 2011.

"Baking Pans for Nigel." Cinespect. September 26, 2011.

"Cabin Fever Dream." Cinespect. September 22, 2011.

"There and Back Again." Cinespect. September 9, 2011.

"The Kid's Not All Right." Cinespect. September 2, 2011.

"Tokyo, Mon Amour." Cinespect. August 26, 2011.

"Cinespect's Guide to 'William Lustig Presents.'" Cinespect. July 15, 2011.

"Q&A with Filmmaker and Anthology Film Archives Guest Curator William Lustig." Cinespect. July 12, 2011.

"Got Freedom?" Cinespect. July 7, 2011.

"Against All Odds." Cinespect. June 23, 2011.

"A Filmable Feast." Cinespect. May 19, 2011.

"Double Trouble: Cannes Journal, Entry Five." Cinespect. May 18, 2011.

"Childhood's End, Part Two: Cannes Journal, Entry Four." Cinespect. May 14, 2011.

"Childhood's End, Part One: Cannes Journal, Entry Three." Cinespect. May 13, 2011.

"Fairy Tales for Adults: Cannes Journal, Entry Two." Cinespect. May 12, 2011.

"Setting the Scene: Cannes Journal, Entry One." Cinespect. May 11, 2011.

"The Insane Natural: An Unconscious Film Trilogy." Cinespect. February 23, 2011.

"Cubicle Rebellion, or Three Ordinary Guys with Nothing to Lose: An Unconscious Film Trilogy." Cinespect. February 7, 2011.

"The Elusive but Wonderful Films of Patricia Gozzi." Cinespect. February 4, 2011.

“La bicyclette bleue: A Gainesville-Paris Research Project.” The Satellite. Vol. 7, No. 11: November 5, 2008. pp. 14-15.

“Punch-Drunk Cinéphilia: A Review of Evan McIntyre’s Paintings at Sharab Lounge.” The Fine Print. Vol. 1, No. 3: November/December 2008. p. 10.

“Urine, Feces, and Art: A Urinary/Intestinal/Historical Tract.” The Satellite. Vol. 7, No. 9: September 3, 2008. pp. 22-23.

“The Persistence of Cookie Tins: A Review of John Patterson’s Collages at Volta Coffee.” The Satellite. Vol. 7, No. 7: July 2, 2008. pp. 15 & 21.