Saturday, October 31, 2020

Census Bloodbath: Parasocial relationship


Halloween might be cancelled, but it's still October, and that means it's time again for the peanut butter and chocolate we call The Switcheroo, with Brennan Klein of Popcorn Culture and Alternate Ending doing my weird, gross, nostalgic 1950s sci-fi thing for a spell, whilst I do some nice, wholesome slashers from the brightest days of the 1980s.

THE FAN

1981
Directed by Ed Bianchi
Written by Priscilla Chapman and John Hartman

Spoiler alert: moderate

Monday, October 26, 2020

Busby Berkeley: Flying away from Rio


WONDER BAR

1934
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Written by Earl Baldwin (based on the plays by Geza Herczeg, Karl Farkas, and Robert Katscher)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Cineramarama: Vacation's all I ever wanted


CINERAMA HOLIDAY

1955
Directed by Robert L. Bendick and Philip De Lacy
Written by Louis de Rochemont III and Otis Carney (based on a book, somehow, called America Through a French Looking Glass by Renee Gossett and Pierre Gossett)

Spoiler alert: N/A

Friday, October 23, 2020

Census Bloodbath: Cultural appropriation


Halloween might be cancelled, but it's still October, and that means it's time again for the peanut butter and chocolate we call The Switcheroo, with Brennan Klein of Popcorn Culture and Alternate Ending doing my weird, gross, nostalgic 1950s sci-fi thing for a spell, whilst I do some nice, wholesome slashers from the brightest days of the 1980s.

NIGHT SCHOOL

1981
Directed by Ken Hughes
Written by Ruth Agerton

Spoiler alert: high, I guess, I said reluctantly

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

This is the voice of world control


COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT

1970
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Written by James Bridges (based on the novel Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones)

Spoiler alert: high

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Cineramarama: For beautiful for spacious skies


THIS IS CINERAMA

1952
Directed by Merian C. Cooper, Michael Todd Jr., Ernest B. Schoedsack, and Gunther von Frisch

Spoiler alert: as inapplicable as it gets