by Michael Cecconi “Stare into the abyss of creation, what stares back at you?”
by Michael Cecconi In the movies, as in life, there is the introduction. I, for one, prefer the laconic approach, letting the words accrete and begin to form an image after much time. But sometimes the ball must roll faster. To this end, I crib from Daniel Day Lewis for my introduction, and look forward […]
Dear Friends, You are curious about Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight aren’t you? Is it great or has he run out of ideas? You can expect a lot of controversy but that isn’t new with QT. Two of our critics take sides and tell you what they think in this week’s Critics Corner. As a bonus […]
Dear Friends, If you live in the San Francisco area it is another busy weekend, especially if you love movies.NEW ITALIAN CINEMA 2018 plays Friday through Tuesday at the Vogue with new features and documentaries, three of them with food or beverage themes. And EatDrinkFilms is proud to be co-presenting. Read about them in the […]
By Michael Cecconi The Old World never stopped liking bitterness. I don’t know if it stems from having so many wars fought on their soil, or simply being exposed to it through permeable borders and colonialism. Americans appreciation of bitterness is limited at best. The United States is only reinforcing this flavor isolationism. I propose […]
by Vince Keenan They’re scarce beasts, Scotch cocktails. Whether smoky or peaty, Scotch whisky is viewed as a lonely, Brontë-esque figure on the moors, demanding to be savored in solitude.