Category Archives: Film

Lead Into Gold: On The Alchemy of “Get Out”

by Ashley Naftule Spoiler warning: This blog goes into detail about the plot of “Get Out”. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, stop reading immediately and hit the backspace. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) first gets to the home of his girlfriend’s parents, her father Dean Armitage (Bradley Whitford) […]

Go to page

Six Different Ways To Step On Tokyo: New Takes On Godzilla

By: Ashley Naftule This week sees the release of “Shin Godzilla”, the 31st film in the granddaddy of giant-monsters-wrecking-shit film franchises. You just can’t keep a good radioactive reptile down: Not even a horrendous Matthew Broderick film could stop the king of kaiju! To celebrate the return of the mean green nuclear machine, I wondered […]

Go to page

40 Foreign Films Everyone Should See

By: Ashley Naftule Hi! A quick introduction is in order: I’m Ashley Naftule. The fine folks at FilmBar have given me this soapbox to stand on and hold forth about all things cinema-related. In this blog we’ll be talking about all kinds of movies (not just the ones playing at FilmBar), as well as interviewing […]

Go to page



In the coming weeks, FilmBar will start rolling out original, film-related news/multimedia/musings/reviews content stuff from local Phoenix-based perspectives! Heck of a sentence, huh? Hey, it’s 5am. I’m doing my best. Our output will begin as a trickle, but will gradually become the Colorado River of film writing! Well, at least the Arizona Grand Canal of […]

Continue reading