Viet Kong: Aping America’s Heart of Darkness

“The word remake is anachronistic to the degree to which our awareness of the preexistence of other versions (previous films of the novel as well as the novel itself) is now a constitutive and essential part of the film’s structure: we are now, in other words, in “intertextuality” as a deliberate, built-in feature of the […]

REWIND: 1968 Tunnel Rats

In a career that spans more than twenty movies to date, Uwe Boll is singularly renowned for one thing: his remarkable lack of talent. The German-born director with an affinity for video-game adaptations (House of the Dead, BloodRayne) has been the subject of online petitions calling for his ‘retirement’, and once fought (and defeated) a […]

REVIEW: Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood

Reflecting on a now distant life of booze and drugs, Dennis Hopper remarked in 2009 that, “I should have been dead ten times over. I’ve thought about that a lot. I believe in miracles. It’s an absolute miracle that I’m still around.” Miracle or not, it’s perhaps no surprise that Hopper, the one-time bad-boy of […]

REVIEW: Watchmen

Etched on the fringes of popular culture, the work of Alan Moore has long been regarded with critical acclaim, his graphic novels the subject of a devoted fan following. In the past decade, with the less-than-impressive cinematic adaptations of his works From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and V for Vendetta, Moore’s popularity may […]