100 American Movies to Save: Pugilism (1995-2003)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Before Sunrise Richard Linklater 1995 Narrative feature Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky 1996 Documentary Scream Wes Craven 1996 Narrative feature Waco: The Rules of Engagement William Gazecki 1997 Documentary The Thin Red… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Pugilism (1995-2003)

The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

Steven Hyden introduced his five-albums test more than a decade ago as a third way to judge a band, short of its popularity or its critical acclaim. While this one is not meant to stand on its own—for example, he’s not sure that either Bob Dylan nor the Rolling Stones had made five great albums… Read More The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

Baumann and Burch Conversations, #5: How Media Changes As It Ages

Another week, another conversation. The latest conversation in our series considers what it means for a band or a director, specifically, to age. How do we reevaluate them? What do we look for? Do they fade away entirely? What is their (gulp) legacy? What follows is a lightly edited conversation in lieu of a podcast.… Read More Baumann and Burch Conversations, #5: How Media Changes As It Ages