Books, Movies

Mary Shelley and Other Speculative Literary Biopics

A look at the strange and eclectic subgenre of the speculative literary biopic, including Gothic, La Note Bleue, Kafka, Agatha, Naked Lunch, The Raven, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Hammett, and Barton Fink. https://crookedmarquee.com/mary-shelley-and-other-speculative-literary-biopics/

Movies

A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Grace and Forgiveness in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the best - and most controversial - films of 2017 explores the intersection of violence and grace in a manner that recalls one of the most influential writers of the 20th century: Flannery O'Connor. http://crookedmarquee.com/a-good-man-is-hard-to-find-grace-and-forgiveness-in-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/

Movies

John Denver, Fruit Fuckin’, and Mushroom Poisonings: The 17 Best Movie of 2017

I don't know that there's an overall theme to the year's cinematic offerings, being that most, if not all, of them were developed pre-Trump Presidency and pre-Weinstein fallout. My guess is that we'll truly feel the despair, anger and fear of this age of 'American Carnage' - to quote our Dear Leader - in the… Continue reading John Denver, Fruit Fuckin’, and Mushroom Poisonings: The 17 Best Movie of 2017