Today, we have a really great article from TDYLF reader (and apparently a great writer), Beth Kelly. Enjoy!
Whether you know him as “Godzilla” or “Gojira”, a monster by any other name does not compare. Godzilla is the internationally-respected icon of radioactivity gone AWOL, famous for destroying cities from Tokyo to Paris with his hulking jaws, giant green feet and dangerously bad breath. But being a pop culture icon for over 60 years isn’t easy. After causing a ruckus in more than thirty different films, Ishiro Honda’s iconic monster remains with us, bringing life to our desire for monstrous imagery. And he isn’t going away anytime soon. Continue reading
I’m running contributions from some of my favorite film critics, writers, and theorists from around the internet for the next few weeks. Each writer is listing their top 10 from the Criterion Collection. The Criterion Top 10 Series kicks off week two with a contribution from Steve Habrat of Anti-Film School. Steve is brimming with enthusiasm for all cinema, but he’s truly an ace regarding grindhouse, exploitation, and retro aesthetics, as well as horror. In fact, many of you may remember that Steve has previously contributed at tdylf with Miracle on 42nd Street, a retrospective on New York’s 42nd Street movie scene. Steve has also been featured on Total Film online under “3 Cool Film Blogs to Visit”; GuysNation; Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights; Furious Cinema; and the Grindhouse Cinema Database. You may find him on Twitter @antifilmschool. Continue reading
In the parlance of today’s writer, gory greetings! We’ve reached day three of The Criterion Top 10 Series. First, a brief reminder- I’m running contributions from some of my favorite film critics, writers, and theorists from around the internet. Each writer is listing their top 10 from the Criterion Collection. Today’s entry is from my favorite fan of horror films, Goregirl. You won’t find anyone who’s more enthusiastic about the genre. And like some horrifying bug in a film made by her fellow Canadian, David Cronenberg, her enthusiasm is infectious. Think of your 20 or 50 or 100 favorite horror films, and I assure you that Goregirl has seen them and loved them. However, her tastes go deeper than just horror. For as long as I’ve been aware of Goregirl’s Dungeon, her blog, I’ve also known that she has an appreciation for Criterion’s quality. While she recently closed up shop at the Dungeon, you can find an immense archive of her writing there. She also has a very active Tumblr site and can be found on Twitter @ggsdungeon.