Mark Dery has a new essay — "equal parts philosophical investigation (of memory, time, and museum vitrines) and memoir (mem-noir?)" — up at the Thought Catalog. He says: "Why do passing encounters with the inconsequential lodge themselves in our long-term memory, sometimes forever? What makes seemingly throwaway images get stuck in the hippocampus and stay there, for a lifetime? Castle of the Living Dead (1964) is, by universal consensus, not high art. An especially forgettable example of the spaghetti-gothic thrillers turned out by Italian moviemakers in the '60s, it's a low-budget affair, badly dubbed, creaky with clichés, marred by hammy performances. Yet, for all its staginess, the film settled to the bottom of my unconscious the day I saw it, at the age of eight or nine, and has lain there ever since, submerged but still visible, like the drowned death car in Night of the Hunter."
"The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger." That's what Alec Baldwin said in the above clip from an ABC News interview by George Stephanopoulos that will air on Thursday night. "I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them — never," Baldwin said. From the New York Times:… READ THE REST
A recent edition of Max Read's newsletter presented what he called "notes toward a theory of the Dad Thriller" — an aesthetic discussion of a unique filmic subgenre that, though common, has not been sufficiently defined by critics. Enter: the Dad Thriller. You know the type of shit, that Dads just love: The Dad Thriller… READ THE REST
Mc "Mack" Allen is a bus driver for San Francisco's Muni public transit system. Watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which takes place in San Francisco, Allen was compelled to Tweet his take on the action-packed battle on a public bus racing through the city streets. Bus operator Allen is now deservedly… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's hard to remember a time before apps — and no, not the kind they serve at your favorite dinner joint. From banking to talking to friends to shopping for houses,… READ THE REST
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