Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!
Like J. Alfred Prufrock, I really have no idea how to proceed, but I’ll start with this; Blame is an accomplished, fully realized narrative. If you love layered storytelling that turns on a dime, then this film should be up your alley. There’s a ton of reasons I’m enamored with Blame, but let’s start with the obvious . . .
Since our monthly CinemAddicts podcast is a nearly two hour unwieldy mess (I mean that in a good way), I wanted to break our December audio a bit and spotlight Anderson Cowan’s review of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. I still haven’t seen this movie and like a moron I rarely come around to Cowan’s recommendations. I simply love his engagement when it comes to reviewing movies, so here’s his take on the flick below!!
I’m a nostalgic guy, and my years living in John Fante’s Bunker Hill (2003-12) continue to fill my days (with what, I do not know!). But memories are best served by creating new ones, and thanks to Grand Central Market’s Sari Sari Store, my holidays are just a little brighter. Details on the “Filipino concept” haven is below!!
It may be shooting in the lot driven confines Burbank, Ca., but the independently produced Memphis Fire’s narrative focus is lights away from La-La Land. Show creator Derrick Redford, who also stars in the project, had the single camera comedy pilot shot in Digital 4K. Details on the show, which co-stars David Arquette, is found after the jump!
Chris Cornell lives on, and his commitment to “justice, human rights and advocacy” is spotlighted with The Chris Cornell Scholarship which is part of UCLA’s $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign. Details on the scholarship is found after the jump.