Browsing Tag

New World

#KickingtheCanon by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film

Cockfighter | Monte Hellman

January 26, 2019

Any talk of this film would be remiss without mention of its legendary tagline: “He came into town with his cock in his hand, and what he did with it was illegal in 49 states.” Notwithstanding this audacious piece of marketing, Cockfighter was a failure, and the only Roger Corman production of the ’70s that lost the producer money. Monte Hellman had been one of many hired by Corman’s Filmgroup company who was offered the chance to break into cinema; he…

Continue Reading

#KickingtheCanon by Jason Gubbels Music

Cecil Taylor | Cecil Taylor Unit

In a career marked by artistic triumphs, one might just as easily track Cecil Taylor’s long journey by highlighting his periods of exile. He was still scrubbing dishes in a food joint even while Down Beat gushed over his performances. The Five Spot Cafe kicked him to…

March 13, 2015
In Review | Online film and music criticism