Posts byJared Eves

Kubrickian: Singularity and Influence

A Look at the Legacy of a Master

This essay is part of Lewton Bus KubrickWeek – check out the link to keep up with all of our content to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Prologue There have been many titans of cinema, directors, producers, actors, editors, and writers, etc. who have been instrumental in shaping the history and aesthetics of film,

Jared’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Jared's 10 Favorites of 2017

It’s that time of the year once again, the time when critics both professional and amateur publish their lists of what they consider to be the ‘best’ films of the year. And here I am with mine. Am I some unimpeachable authority on what makes a film great? Am I so all powerful as to


Welcome to the Fun-gle!

The first Jumanji film, starring the late great Robin Williams, was a film that came along a bit too late for me to “grow up with it”, but it was always something that I enjoyed when I caught it on TV.  It was a fun adventure film that easily caught my imagination, and was lifted

The Bus Stops Here: Adaptation vs Adaptitis

In Which We Ironically Do Not Mention the Film ADAPTATION Even Once

This weekend Shannon Hubbell, La Donna Pietra, and myself got together and chatted about film adaptations, specifically about a few of the many that we like, and a couple that we don’t. We also talk about the difficulty in general with adapting works from other mediums into film given the very different narrative needs, and

Daniel Craig to Return for Bond 25

Hopefully it will be more CASINO ROYALE, and less Le Chiffre's Torture Chair

As you might have noticed the Lewton Bus crew are pretty big fans of James Bond, so it’s safe to say that we’ve been following the last few years of will-he-or-won’t-he surrounding Daniel Craig’s possible return to the franchise with a curious eye. And during that time it’s been difficult to predict exactly what Baccarat

Monkey Planet: The Birth of PLANET OF THE APES

Your Father was an Orangutan, and your Mother was a Chimpanzee!

The year was 2001.  Tim Burton’s reboot of Planet of the Apes had just hit theatres, and I had seen it, and even enjoyed it, but I was looking for clarification on the ending that sees Spaceman Marky Mark return to an Earth ruled by Apes – how did that work, exactly?  I had seen the

Ice and Fire Clash in New GAME OF THRONES Trailer

In which, it appears, winter has finally arrived. Brrr.

HBO released a new 2-minute trailer for the penultimate season of Game of Thrones today, and boy does it have a lot going on. HBO has promised (threatened?) that the final two seasons would contain fewer episodes, but it doesn’t look like they’ve skimped on the content as there is a whole heck of a

FAST & FURIOUS – Bro-conciliation

Why the Most Dour Film of the F&F Franchise is also the Most Important

The open road slips beneath us, asphalt baking and cracking under the hot Dominican sun. Then, moments later, we are overtaken by a tanker truck. It is soon revealed to be no more than prey for none other than Dom, Letty, and a non-dead Han, plus a few fresh faces. This is a mission statement: