Category Archives: Reverse Angle

Celluloid Jukebox: I Like the Christian Life

Celluloid Jukebox I Like the Christian Life by Jen Burke Anderson illustration by Aaron Farmer MY CHILDHOOD church lashed us with warnings about the rampant Satanism of rock ’n’ roll. Pop music could provoke commentary from my elders that now … Continue reading

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In Case of Rapture: Jesus and Mr. T Tell You Where to Go

In Case of Rapture Jesus and Mr. T Tell You Where to Go by Catherine McEver illustration by Rick Baker WHEN AN estimated one-third of the American electorate believes it gets to go directly to heaven when the shit hits … Continue reading

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Instant Replay: Joe Versus the Volcano

Instant Replay Joe Versus the Volcano John Patrick Shanley’s Joe Versus the Volcano came and went pretty fast in 1990. I still managed to catch it twice, the second time finding myself behind a couple who argued loudly about whether they … Continue reading

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Reality Bites: Lowering the Bar to the Basement

Reality Bites Lowering the Bar to the Basement by Yank Wildebeest illustration by Johnny Destructo THE 2006-07 REALITY TV season is off to an exceptionally mindless gallop, despite the anemic protestations of a concerned but apathetic minority. Fuck the concerned … Continue reading

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Celluloid Jukebox: Prince, Auteur

Celluloid Jukebox Prince, Auteur by Kaya Oakes illustration by Ethos PRINCE IS many things to many people: brilliant musician, albeit arguably past his prime as a composer; spiritual dilettante; hardcore eccentric; lover of a series of practically identical muses; and, yes, … Continue reading

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I Feel Your Pain: Just Tell Me When It’s Over

I Feel Your Pain Just Tell Me When It’s Over by Sam Hurwitt illustration by Salgood Sam I CAN’T STAND this part. Even when I see it coming, it doesn’t help. I have to squirm down into my creaky cinema … Continue reading

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Bottom Shelf: Pompoko

Bottom Shelf Pompoko It’s a little-known fact that Studio Ghibli, best known for Spirited Away (2001) and Princess Mononoke (1997), is responsible for what is probably the only pro-raccoon propaganda film in history. Pompoko (1994), or Heisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko … Continue reading

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I Was A Teenage Mouse Jockey: My Life Among the Lucasites

I Was a Teenage Mouse Jockey My Life Among the Lucasites by Lisa Drostova illustration by Nina Bays IF YOU’RE watching the original Star Wars trilogy quietly by yourself, and can get past the question of whether Han shot first, … Continue reading

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Celluloid Jukebox: Vampires That Suck Too Much

Celluloid Jukebox: Vampires That Suck Too Much by Sam Hurwitt MY FIANCEE WALKED in the room while I was groaning over BloodRayne, a truly horrible 2005 video-game movie about a half-vampire redhead in a black leather bustier who’s fond of … Continue reading

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Instant Replay: Tommy

Instant Replay: Tommy by Stefanie Kalem illustration by Nancy Bach I don’t recall which came first—my mother shaking her head and walking away from the TV as I took in my second viewing of the Who’s Tommy, or said mother … Continue reading

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