While the world is dropping loaded praise all over our favorite Muppet friends, there's one reviewer who won't join the brainwashed masses: The Paper Machete host Christopher Piatt. Read an excerpt here, or listen below.
The house at 2156 N. Tripp Avenue looks unremarkable, yet it is part of history. Walt Disney was born here on December 5, 1901--110 years ago today.Elias and Flora Disney, Walt's parents, arrived in Chicago from Florida in 1890.
A major transformation happened in the mind of the movie goer over the past twenty years. Television, with its radical insistence on reductive and literal narrative forms, has altered the relationship between the movie viewer and the movie auteur—or the filmmaker.
The holiday season rolls around and I start yearning for bite-sized food. Wouldn't a diet of sliders, baby carrots and cake pops help prevent my usual seasonal over-indulgence? Apparently not according to this food curmudgeon! Still life in miniature has its appeals.
For most of us Thanksgiving means turkey for dinner. But many use the holiday to ponder deeper relationships to the big, meaty bird. These days some folks go the extra mile to make feasting on the bird more meaningful.
Lars von Trier is his own worst enemy. He made stupid, ill-considered remarks at the last Cannes Film Festival. The Festival kicked him out and banned him. The scandal overshadowed the substance of his new film, Melancholia.