(UN)POPULAR CULTURE

The home of writer & author A. J. BLACK

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, is pure, stripped back, character-driven cinema. After the critical high point of Nashville in the mid-1970’s, Robert Altman struggled with the changing face of Hollywood moviemaking, as the ingenue crowd he joined in bringing to bear the ‘New Hollywood’ wave that replaced the decayed …

Continue reading

Occasionally I am fortunate to be offered review material from various film, TV, book or comic PR companies, and will be taking a look at releases that interest me, whether based on writers, director or content. This one is from Eureka Entertainment, 1967’s The Night of the Generals… You might be surprised to learn that …

Continue reading

When I’m not looking at all kinds of geeky media on this blog, I’m co-running my website Set The Tape, on which I now and then publish content. This is part of a review you can find the rest of in the link below. For many, the high point of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s quite legendary …

Continue reading