Raymond Rea Interview: Greg Carlson and the filmmaker/educator discuss movie collecting.
Visions of the Future from 1995: Touching with Synthetic Hands by D.M. Palmer: “These films posited that to dream in public, to build new worlds on this freshly privatized terrain, was to risk new and previously inconceivable forms of personal ruin.”
“The capacity to dehumanize has always been present in cinema; to witness the vanquishing of enemies on the screen has served a cathartic function for every society in which cinema has taken hold.”
“‘Waterworld,’ ’12 Monkeys’ and ‘Tank Girl’ posit that when a civilization collapses, many of its customs will be upheld through authoritarian means…”
“With ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Batman & Robin,’ Burton and Schumacher apply their collaborative and authorial sensibilities to iconic female villains.”
“Perhaps David Cronenberg is owed another kind of reputation: that of a humanist filmmaker who observes and questions, who understands our pain and sorrow as well as our ambitions both intellectual and libidinous.”
“Nomi of ‘Showgirls’ and Betty of ‘Mulholland Dr.’ seem to be communicating with each other across space and time, from entirely different films yet resolutely from within the same universe.”
“The real horrors of Glawogger’s films are the moments when people, having been given an opportunity to open up, are crushed by their own words.”
“‘The Addams Family’ is a beacon of hope for weird kids everywhere, since Wednesday and Pugsley are never forced to change who they are to fit in, nor do they care what anyone thinks.”
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Jim Gillespie’s 1997 movie.
The Sopranos Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in season 1, episode 1 (‘Pilot’) of the HBO series.
‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Cast: Here’s what you need to know about the actor who plays The Sopranos’ Beansie Gaeta in the 2021 movie prequel.
‘Candyman’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror movie.
“If you’re looking for feminism, don’t look at James Cameron — look at his films.”
‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for Chris Columbus’ 1993 film starring Robin Williams.
VVoices #7: Vague Visages Contributors on the Best M. Night Shyamalan Film
‘Romeo + Juliet’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 movie.
“In ‘Freeway,’ Vanessa isn’t a girl who has won a battle, but one who has lost a war.”
Mannhunting #3 by Bill Bria (‘Ali,’ ‘The Insider’ and ‘Collateral’)
“DiCaprio’s early 90s accomplishments have been widely dismissed or ignored ever since Titanic’s Jack Dawson become a beloved movie figure amongst parents and their nostalgia-loving kids.”