Clint Eastwood: Zombie Auteur?

Clint Eastwood is back in the news again, folks. That’s right, everybody’s Platonic ideal of an irascible, reactionary grandpa is refusing to honor the boycott against filming in Georgia, the state where it’s great to be a budget-conscious filmmaker but awful to be a woman. Now, let’s make one thing clear--I do not approve of Eastwood’s decision, but maybe we’re all addressing this moral problem from the entirely wrong perspective.

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The 10 Most Entertaining Jaws Riffs

To truly understand the impact of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on the pop cultural landscape, one need only look at the number of cash-in films created in its wake. The decade following its release saw a staggering number of water – based terrors from both independent and established studios looking to scare up even a fraction of the ticket sales that Jaws had generated. Not counting several retitled documentaries and action films that proliferated just months after its release, the films that were made in direct response to the Universal hit were a strange and interesting lot.

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Cheers to You, Dr. Lilith Sternin

Greetings, CineDump! I know I’ve been gone a long time, and here I am, walk of shame ready, shoes in hand, half-empty Lonestar in hip pocket, and nothing to give you but a hard time. I’ll be real with you for a minute: As my oh-so-witty, boozy film reviews last year might have revealed, I had some shit to get in order.

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Bethany's Picks - Favorite Fun Moments of Horror

This time of year, you might be inclined to watch a scary movie or two. I am inclined to do this all year round. After a lifetime of watching everything from successful slasher franchises, to lesser-known “Z” movies, and some fantastic international entries into the genre, I have seen a lot of scary, not so scary, and downright laughable horror films.

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Atomic Blonde and Toby Fucking Jones

I just can’t help it--I’m a fool for trailers. Some women squander promising lives on unworthy men, self-destructive behavior, or the ever evolving siren’s song of Lifetime movies. But not me. I'm a shameless trailer mark and the studios see this rube coming from a mile off.

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