Director Audio Commentaries April 2018

Here is a list of audio commentaries that I’ve listen to for April 2018 The Invisible Man – Audio Commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer The Mummy – Audio Commentary with Film Historian Paul M. Jensen Last Life in The Universe – Audio Commentary with director of photography Christopher Doyle The Texas Chainsaw Massacre –…

Director Audio Commentaries March 2018

Here is a list of audio commentaries that I’ve listen to for March 2018 All or Nothing – Audio Commentary with director Mike Leigh American Movie – Audio commentary with director Chris Smith, producer Sarah Price, and actors Mark Borchardt and Mike Shank The Brown Bunny – Audio commentary with director Vincent Gallo Bring Me…

Director Audio Commentaries – February 2018

Here is a list of audio commentaries that I’ve listen to for February 2018 Wake in Fright – Audio Commentary with Director Ted Kotcheff and editor Anthony Buckley Crumb – Audio Commentary with director Terry Zwigoff Seconds – Audio commentary with director John Frankenheimer The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – Audio commentary with author/Bogart…

Director Audio Commentaries – January 2018

Here is a list of audio commentaries that I’ve listen to for January 2018 Topsy-Turvy – Audio commentary with writer/director Mike Leigh The Outlaw Josey Wales – Audio Commentary with film critic Richard Schickel You Only Live Once – Audio Commentary with author Jeremy Arnold Half Nelson – Audio Commentary with director\writer Ryan Fleck and…

Director Audio Commentaries – December 2017

Here is the list of Director Audio Commentaries that I’ve listen to for – December 2017 Rebel Without A Cause – Audio commentary with Douglas L. Rathgeb author of The Making of Rebel Without a Cause Blue Valentine – Audio Commentary with director Derek Cianfrance and co-editor Jim Helton Harold and Maude – Audio commentary…

Director Audio Commentaries – September 2017

Here is the list of Director Audio Commentaries that I’ve listen to for – September 2017 Nuts in May – Audio Commentary with director Mike Leigh Minnie and Moskowitz – Audio Commentary with actors Seymour Cassel and Gena Rowlands The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Audio Commentary with film historian Robert Murphy, actor…

Director Audio Commentaries – August 2017

Here is the list of Director Audio Commentaries that I’ve listen to for – August 2017 Burroughs: The Movie – Audio commentary with Jim Jarmusch Yi-Yi – Audio commentary with writer-director Edward Yang and Asian-cinema critic Tony Rayns The American Friend – Audio commentary with director Wim Wenders and actor Dennis Hopper Saint Jack –…

All That Heaven Allows – Escaping the Suburban Nightmare

By the 1950’s, the bourgeois values of the middle class were under threat by both women’s taste of independence during the World War II as well as cold war paranoia about the communist abolition of gender class. American post war melodrama acknowledges that traditional roles, although emotionally unfulfilling, are safe and healthy. In this context,…

The Exorcist – Cinema as Right Wing Propaganda

The Exorcist (Friedkin, 1973) presents a tale of demonic possession through the filter of ultra-conservative values. Framed as a classic horror narrative about the nature of evil in modern times, the film also works as a critique of liberal and progressive roles in American society. By 1971, the Vietnam War was responsible for over 50,000…

Jaws – The Terror of Racial Integration

Jaws (Spielberg, 1975) presents a metaphor for the fear and upheaval caused by court mandated student busing initiated to achieve a racial balance in American public schools. The panic engulfing the citizens of Amity as a murderous shark trolls the local waters for prey mirrors predominantly white communities’ passionate overreaction to the government’s well intentioned…