Posts byKevin Kuhlman

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