CANDYMAN wants to do more than creep you out with mere gore. To that end, this sequel to the original does more than ignore the three subsequent films in that previous franchise, though it does, like those other films, drench the screen in blood from time to time. Here, though, the true horror that it… Read More »
HONEYGLUE with James Bird, Anya Remizova, and Adriana Mather
When I spoke with James Bird, Adriana Mather, and Anya Remizova on May 25, 2016, the first thing I wanted to know about was the clichés that they wanted to avoid in this story of young lovers facing their own mortality. It was only natural that we would discuss the spiritual influences that inspired Bird,… Read More »
JUPITER ASCENDING. Not.
The Wachowskis know how to produce a spectacle. In that, they may very well be the cinematic heirs of Cecil B. DeMille, whose films featured showmanship of the highest caliber, but some of whose films could charitably be described as insubstantial. And such is the case with the space saga, JUPITER ASCENDING, a film chock-a-block… Read More »
Taggart Siegel on QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US?
Taggart Siegel’s decision to make his documentary about the decline of the bee population had a profound effect he hadn’t planned on. After spending three years investigating the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder by talking to, among others, beekeepers who use biodynamic principles, he succumbed to the metaphysical appeal of the insects and became a beekeeper himself.… Read More »