“In our attempt to fill in the gaps of the Oswald character, we recast him again and again, hoping that the latest iteration will reveal a previously hidden angle.”
‘Friday’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in F. Gary Gray’s 1995 movie.
“In ‘Twilight,’ Fehér suggests, the force of authority truly loses its voice.”
“The ghosts of the divisive past that New Labour set out to consign to history’s trash heap reared their heads, presaging a politics that would cast off the Blairite technocratic order.”
“‘Cliffhanger’ is emblematic of a specific kind of big-budget Hollywood blockbuster that was very much in vogue at the time: dumb, full of testosterone and British villains.”
‘Heat’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Michael Mann’s 1995 movie.
‘Heat’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in Michael Mann’s 1995 movie.
“In a climate of secular uncertainty, the addict’s commitment to something larger took on an almost religious significance; the user was transformed into an intrepid traveler.”
“Gregg Araki’s 90s films feel like prophecies of a cataclysm that never happened.”
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.