• Top 10 films that warped my brain as a hormonal teenage dirtbag

    by Ashley Naftule Over the last week there’s been a meme spreading around on Facebook about the “Top 10 albums that made an impression on you as a teenager.” I think a more honest title for most of the lists I’ve seen are “Top 10 albums that you want people to think you listened to […]

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  • Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…. And Again… And Again…. And Again…

    By Ashley Naftule “Sluuuuut!” Going to a Rocky Horror shadow cast is a lot like taking psychedelic drugs: It’s something that everybody should do at least once. It deserves a place of prominence on any bucket list, nestled somewhere in between “take a dance class” and “have an awkward threesome”. I finally went to a […]

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  • Shining A Light On “Shadow Of A Doubt”

    by Ashley Naftule I spent my New Year’s the same way I spend every New Year’s: Getting drunk at home and watching movies. Sure, it isn’t as glamorous as frolicking on a dance floor and trying not to trip on spilled champagne, but it beats getting a DUI. This year I rang in 2017 by […]

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  • A Film Resolution For 2017

    by Ashley Naftule We’re just a few days away until 2016, that murderous sonofabitch, shuffles offstage and Father Time dumps another plump Baby New Year on our planet’s doorstep. Just a few more days until the ghost of Dick Clark is granted a one-night-only reprieve from hosting “American Bandstand In Hell” to rise up from […]

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  • A Naughty & Nice Double Feature

    by Ashley Naftule ‘Tis the season for settling in with your loved ones, throwing a yule Vader on a roaring fire, and watching some Christmas classics. But sometimes familiarity really does breed contempt; You can only watch Jimmy Stewart standing on that bridge so many times before you want to shout “JUST JUMP ALREADY”. Here’s […]

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  • The Grateful Eight: My Favorite Films In 2016

    by Ashley Naftule The New Year creeps ever closer, which means we’re in List-O-Mania season! I’m not immune to the list-making fever, but in lieu of doing a ranked to top 5/10/15/500 movies of the year list, I’d like to present my “Grateful 8” list. Here are eight films I’ve seen in 2016 that left […]

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  • Sad Bastard Movies

    by Ashley Naftule BARRY: “Ok, buddy, uh, I was just tryin’ to cheer us up so go ahead. Put on some old sad bastard music, see if I care.” ROB: “I don’t wanna hear old sad bastard music, Barry, I just want something I can ignore.” I love “sad bastard music”. Whether it’s the self-aware, […]

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  • IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

      By: Ashley Naftule Frank Capra is in bed, dreaming. In his dreams, a stranger comes to the Capitol. He isn’t like the other people there, the smooth operators, the canny gamers of the system. He wasn’t raised in their world. Slice him open and look at his different parts and you’ll see he didn’t […]

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