• Welles, in Order #6 – Othello

    OTHELLO (1952) “Maddening” was the word Welles chose to describe the production of Othello. It began shortly after Macbeth and even sooner after the collapse of Cyrano de Bergerac. Welles was in Rome working on yet another project, Black Magic, for Scalera Film Studios, at the time, Italy’s biggest studio, and talked the studio head …

  • Cheap Thrills

    Roald Dahl was a sick, twisted fuck. Oh I’m sorry. Do you think that statement is uncalled for? Ok, maybe that is a bit harsh, but, you must forgive me as the man has created so many harrowing nightmares for children (myself included) that I can get a bit defensive when thinking about him. Oh …

  • Kurosawa, In Order #30 – Madadayo

    MADADAYO (1993) Undoubtedly sensing he was running out of time, Kurosawa rapidly turned around from Rhapsody in August to his next project. Madadayo would turn out to be his final film, and although he may have hoped to make more films, he fashioned a film that would serve as his goodbye if those hopes didn’t …

  • Downton Abbey Podcast Season Four

    To once again quote The Matt Gamble, “… and we’re back!” Unfortunately, we’re a bit tardy this time as we bring you our latest, super-sized installment of our Downton Abbey podcast at Where the Long Tail Ends. This time around, Angela and I talk season four. To follow up our most recent episode that was …