The 30 Most Fearless Movie Directors of All Time (Part 2)

This is Part II of ToC’s exploration of fearless directors. If by any chance you, the reader, will think someone is missing, than relax-more is on the way. As always, knowledgeable feedback is welcome.   11. Glauber Rocha One doesn’t take on capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism with timidity. Rocha was a shining symbol of Cinema […]

Tom Tapes: The Cinematic Appearances of Tom Waits and His Music


Since the 70’s, Tom Waits has established himself as a phenomenally unique and gifted performer. Beginning as more of a singer/songwriter, he became a poet of the gutter and seedy bar, as well as a perpetuator of both the classic Americana song tradition and that of the German music hall, in stylings of Kurt Weill […]

The 24 Best Single-Movie Efforts in Cinema History


Cinema is truly a unique medium. In addition to being an art form, it’s also a product that requires money and other resources to be made. Nowhere is it illustrated so well as in the strange phenomenon of “one-picture directors”. A live-action feature usually costs in seven figures or more, and unless you’re Ed Wood-takes […]