Posts byKevin Kuhlman


A fresh summer comedy with more than a little on it's mind

Emma Thompson steals the show in the Mindy Kaling penned LATE NIGHT, a clever film with enough surface pleasures and depth that will satisfy any audience

Review: Photograph

Ritesh Batra’s PHOTOGRAPH eschews traditional cinematic depictions of love and romance and avoids overwrought grand gestures to instead focus on the small moments that make up true loving relationships.

Peoria Film Festival Review: WHAT THEY HAD

Tonal balance might be the most important part of a film. Typically, comedies should feel like comedies, dramas like dramas, action like action, etc. The tones of a film can change, but it’s up to the writers, directors, actors, and others to make sure that those shifts aren’t jarring for the audience and that they

Western Month: Akira Kurosawa and Samurai Cinema

Operation Blacklist, the United States military occupation of the Japanese islands in the aftermath of V-J Day, lasted for seven years during the peak of Hollywood’s obsession with the Western. From 1945-1952, Americans saw hundreds of Western films find mass audiences and the careers of directors like John Ford explode to the point where Western

Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 6/11/18

Would that it t'were stranger fruit

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, a cool, crisp cookie, music, or anything, really! Andrew McRae – Hail, Caesar! It’s a few years old, but it’s definitely a Coen masterpiece. The casting is full of