Author: Daniel Suddes

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Humbug: The Best Alternative Christmas Movies

I don’t hate Christmas. I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family and the time I get to take off from work. I also enjoy seeing...

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My Body Is Ready, But I Am Not: The Demise of FilmStruck and the Future of Streaming

WarnerMedia announced its streaming service FilmStruck announced last month that it was shutting down on November 29. The reasons...

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No Gothic Towers: TV Horror Movies That Influenced a Generation

Most horror films, while capable of offering a great thrill ride for their run time and make people confront the dark ideas they present,...

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How About That?: Trying to Understand the Cult of “Rocky Horror”

The fandom behind The Rocky Horror Picture Show is something I have never really understood. I’ve tried to, because for more than forty...

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“Toga! Toga!”: Evaluating Popular School Comedies

September is here, which means there is still a “back to school” feeling in the air, even for people who work year-round. I still have...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: Sergio Leone’s “The Colossus of Rhodes”

Legendary spaghetti western director Sergio Leone was obsessed with genre pictures but was ignorant of the constraints traditional...

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Either Dead Right or Crazy: Fathom Events and Rereleasing Classic Films

I’m becoming a big fan of Fathom Events. They’ve reinvigorated what going to the movie theater means for me. For a while, revivals and...

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There’s Only One Outcome Where We Win: “Avengers: Infinity War” and the Problem With the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I remember when Iron Man was released in 2008. At the time, Everyone considered it a mad experiment. Tony Stark was not someone known to a...

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We Knew This Could Happen: Six Films That Depict Nuclear War

I was two years old when the Berlin Wall came down and four when the Soviet Union dissolved. For most of my life, the idea of a nuclear war...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: Sam Peckinpah’s “The Deadly Companions”

These days, it seems like Sam Peckinpah will be remembered more for his outrageous behavior than for his films – if he’s remembered at...

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Could Be Fantastic: Five Documentaries About Lost Films

I’ve long been fascinated by movies that, for one reason or another, were never filmed or released. What would it have been like if...

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The Forgotten Genres: Spoofs

Film genres can be susceptible to changing tastes. Hollywood has abandoned many ideas that were once standard. But that doesn’t mean the...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: Terry Gilliam’s “Jabberwocky”

I have long been a fan of Terry Gilliam. His Brazil is my favorite film of all time. But to say he’s been an inconsistent filmmaker is an...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists”

Ridley Scott is unusual amongst A-list directors. He has several classics to his name, but is still not mentioned in the same breath as...

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Popdose Flashback: Five ’80s Cult Films and Their Imagined Sequels

Daniel Suddes imagines what the sequels to five '80s cult classics would look like....

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Popdose Flashback: When Tobe Hooper Met Cannon Films …

In memory of Tobe Hooper, we look at the three movies he directed for Cannon Films in the '80s....

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Popdose Flashback: Remembering Non-“Dead” Works of George Romero

The loss of George A. Romero earlier this year robbed us one of the great American filmmakers. But everyone used the opportunity to only...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: A Kathryn Bigelow Double Feature

In the last decade, Kathryn Bigelow has become the most famous female American director. She has become the new chronicler of recent...

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You Should Be Proud of This Achievement: Female Film Directors and Their Next Superhero Movies

At a time when five out of every four films contain superheroes, this year’s Wonder Woman feels fresh and amazing. After more than a...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: Jonathan Demme’s “Caged Heat”

Jonathan Demme’s passing was marked by tributes to Silence of the Lambs, an American horror classic. Demme would still be considered one...

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Next Sunday A.D.: Movies That Should Be Featured on “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back for a new generation of smart alecks to learn about camp. The one aspect of the MST3K revival that was...

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(Not So) Famous Firsts: “Fear and Desire”

Every filmmaker follows one of two paths. The first path is the Orson Welles wunderkind path that sees a filmmaker dazzle everyone their...

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Popdose Flashback: John Hurt and His Dystopian Filmography

Legendary character actor John Hurt passed away in January 2017. Coincidentally, January 2017 also saw a spike in the sales of many classic...

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Popdose Flashback: “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me”

One of the most significant television events of 2017 is the impending release of the Twin Peaks revival. Fans of the series are waiting to...