Articles by Calum Marsh
Vulgar auteurism and the action spectacle, revisited.
Comedy, deconstructed: Rick Alverson’s ENTERTAINMENT, now at SXSW, follows THE COMEDY in breaking down the laugh track.
Strange Little Cats, indeed: Noting the best performances of the cinematic feline.
If you can get past the best and worst there are always more curiosities to delight in.
Linking the physical with the metaphysical—and the trance sounds that go with it in A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS.
Pialat and Cassavetes are concerned with the ways a woman’s ferocious independence can alienate and even terrify those around her.
Schlock auteur and brilliant businessman William Castle emerged at the end of the first 3D fad promising innovations of unprecedented grandeur and audacity.
On the uncanny qualities of Jessica Oreck’s films.
Speaking of drama, time, street life and strange attractions: ‘You’re constantly flirting with death.’
Diminished standards, ethical bankruptcy, the easy propagation of mistruths—unique to modern journalism? Let’s consider the history.
Seen today, of course, CONTRABAND is hardly a call to arms. But its propagandistic thrust may account for the vigor of its action.
The emphasis in Fantasia is on ‘fan:’ it’s a festival mounted by and for enthusiasts, there to revel in their love of film.