The Triple Protagonist Film: Challengers, Sex, and Gender

By David Greven. Echoing classical Hollywood and classical myth, the triple protagonist film of the present breaks new ground while reinforcing longstanding myths about sexuality and gender stereotypes.” In Luca Guadagnino’s great films, such as Call Me By Your Name (2017), Bones and All (2022), and I Am Love (2009), […]

Be Kind, Rewind: Kim’s Video

By Jonathan Monovich. More than anything, Kim’s Video proves that physical media for many is much more than nostalgic, it is a way of life.” Since their inception, video stores have been places of sacred proportions for film fanatics. Lance Lawson’s legendary Manhattan Beach video store, Video Archives, famously helped […]

James Bond Before James Bond: Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

By Jonathan Monovich. Not as in-your-face as Ritchie’s earliest work… yet there is still plenty to please fans….” Guy Ritchie has become well-known for his distinct style, easily recognized by quick cuts, lively transitions, intersecting plotlines, witty dialogue, and dark humor. This unique style, which audiences have come to love, […]