January 11, 2019
Stanley Martin Lieber (1922 - 2018) was the type of talent and personality that lived up to the title of the man, the myth, and the legend. A creative mind that created some of the most influential heroes in the literary world and beyond. His work would inevitably alter the way that we watch, anticipate, and create our modern cinematic blockbusters.
The comic book movie has come a long way so Aaron and Brad take a look at the pre-comic movie pining of MALLRATS, the first major blockbuster for Marvel's Mighty X-MEN, the latest and most innovative leap alongside SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, and more!
November 29, 2018
Filmstruck (2016 - 2018) was something more than just a streaming service. It was on demand film curation for the film lover. It was the perfect blend of art, history, and culture. FilmStruck was a rare gem that provided film personally curated to fulfill all three of these.
The cinematic landscape is changing and it will always be imperative to give a platform to films like this that have no other home. So Aaron and Brad mourn the loss of Filmstruck by digging deep into how it got here and taking one last dive into the films it provided from the pioneering science fiction of THINGS TO COME, the acidic western of THE SHOOTING, the noir classic of OUT OF THE PAST, the booze-filled holiday of WITHNAIL AND I, and more!
November 3, 2018
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall (1928 - 1998) started out as a child actor and worked his way through the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond to become the legendary character actor that we know and love today. He rubbed elbows with the elite as he was cast into some of the most legendary movies ever filmed and still fit effortlessly into the exploitation films of the 80s.
Aaron and Brad dive into the grand Hollywood epic of CLEOPATRA, the often forgotten dystopian classic CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the Halloween staple FRIGHT NIGHT, and more!
October 12, 2018
Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018) was a true icon of cinema. Constantly working through the smaller roles in tv and westerns Burt finally found his niche in the late 70s and became the biggest star well into the 80s. He was the every man's cinematic legend. A man of the south and for the south. A cowboy hat wearin', lady slayin', Trans Am drivin' hero.
Aaron and Brad buckle up as they tear through Burt's breakout role in DELIVERANCE, shake the fuzz in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, cruise on into BOOGIE NIGHTS, and more!
September 14, 2018
Shinobu Hashimoto (1918 - 2018) might not be a household name but if you grew up as a fan of George Lucas' influential space opera then you owe the man a great deal of thanks. A screenwriter that helped pen some of Akira Kurosawa's very best work including THE SEVEN SAMURAI, IKIRU, THRONE OF BLOOD, and one of the main inspirations for STAR WARS, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS.
Aaron and Brad dive deep into the awe inspiring work of Mr. Hashimoto. Join Rest In Pictures as we find the truth in RASHOMON, the honor in HARAKIRI, the darkness in THE SWORD OF DOOM, and more!
August 17, 2018
Robby Müller (1940 - 2018) was the legendary Dutch cinematographer nicknamed the “Master of Light”. An artist who focused on his improvisational use of color, natural light, and composition. His quick work and ability to adapt to the filmmaker's needs made him a frequent collaborator with acclaimed directors the likes of Jarmusch, Von Trier, and Wenders.
Aaron and Brad take a look back at 32 years worth of Robby's feature film work. Join Rest In Pictures as we Wang Chung with TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., find Life On Mars with Bowie in BREAKING THE WAVES, dance like Ian Curtis in 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, and more!
July 19, 2018
George Andrew Romero (1940 - 2017) was known to some as The Godfather of the Dead, to others King of the Zombies, but to all he was a legend. An icon of cinema that not only changed the horror landscape but showed how the genre can be used as a platform to talk about more serious matters.
Aaron and Brad take a look back at George's entire filmography of independent cinema. Join Rest In Pictures as we seek shelter with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, take a stab at MARTIN, go bananas for MONKEY SHINES, and more!
July 3, 2018
James Milton Kelly (1946 - 2013) was a key figure in the blending of two essential film movements that defined the 70s through blaxploitation and kung fu cinema. Jim was a devout follower of Bruce Lee, had the fancy footwork of Muhammad Ali, and had the baddest kiai in the business.
Aaron and Brad take a look back at Jim "The Dragon" Kelly's short but vitally important filmography. Join Rest In Pictures as we focus on the classic ENTER THE DRAGON, the smooth BLACK BELT JONES, the iconic teamup of THREE THE HARD WAY, the iconic reteamup of TAKE A HARD RIDE, and more!
June 4, 2018
Margaret Ruth Kidder was much more than Lois Lane. She may have been in the movie that made you "believe a man could fly" but her presence kept that movie firmly grounded here on Earth.
Aaron and Brad take a look back at the Canadian actress and her legacy as an icon as well as an advocate for mental health. Join Rest In Pictures as we focus on the work of Margot Kidder through Brian De Palma's SISTERS, the legendary THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, the iconic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and more.
May 21, 2018
Jan Tomáš "Miloš" Forman passed away this April. Aaron and Brad take on the Oscar winning Director and track his legacy from the profoundly influential entries in the Czechoslovak New Wave, his bevy of biopics featuring Mozart, Kaufman, and Goya as well as his work with Jack and "The Chief". We focused on FIREMAN'S BALL, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, AMADEUS and more.