Weekly Clickables: Film Noir, Running on Screen &#...

Happy Monday, folks. We found some great Weekly Clickables to share with you and take your mind off the massive headache of a spreadsheet you have to work on today (or whatever form the mundane takes for you). First, Mark Viera gives his opinion on the best in the film noir genre. Next is an interview with Alexi Pappas, a showrunner (among many other things) who created a series of short films about running. I watched and enjoyed A Young Doctor’s Notebook this weekend (a good fit for Daniel Radcliffe’s acting style), which led us to this look at Harry Potter stars who made the transition to television. Emma Watson, we know, has taken her...

The Many Inspirations of Quentin Tarantino Mar27

The Many Inspirations of Quentin Tarantino

Imagine a boy, paunchy and wired with the infectious excitement of youth, poring over a newspaper. On the newspaper are times for the local cinema. Everything from Hollywood melodrama to foreign art films are plastered across the paper. The boy glares intently, squinting to seek out the best viewing option. This is not the last movie the boy will watch, nor is it the first. For he will grow up to be the world’s most famous movie geek, Quentin Tarantino. The films he seeks out now will have a profound impact on him as an adult moviemaker, seeping their way into his own creations, for better or for worse. The now fully grown Tarantino...

Chinatown

Overview: When private detective Jake Gittes is hired to investigate an adultery case, he discovers something much darker. Paramount Pictures. 1974. Rated R. 131 minutes. Everything Matters: The first time I saw Chinatown, I thought I had missed something. The film propelled me into action...