In this "holiday" themed edition of Defending the Indefensible, we look at the first two films in the Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise, neither of which is particularly excellent (and in the case of the sequel not even remotely okay), but both of which have interesting points worth talking about.
As the 1970s came to a close, many of the best filmmakers of the past century nearly had their careers ruined as studios asserted more control over them during the emergence of blockbuster cinema. Here we take a look at some of those special cases: Scorsese's New York New York, Friedkin's Sorcerer, Spielberg's 1941, Cimino's Heaven's Gate, Altman's Popeye, and Coppola's One from the Heart.
In the latest edition of Defending the Indefensible, Will Sloan looks at a modern film that's been maligned almost simply because of how faithful it is to some decidedly unhip source material: The Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges.
In our second semi-irregular instalment of Defending the Indefensible, Will Sloan looks at Jerry Lewis' final directorial effort, 1983's Cracking Up.
In the first entry of the published offshoot of the popular screening series, Defending the Indefensible curator Andrew Parker looks back at the "overlooked and under-appreciated" 1993 thriller Judgment Night, starring Emilio Estevez and Denis Leary.
Andrew Parker and Toronto Underground Cinema proudly present the DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE film series starting MARCH 4, 2011. Film criticism is a strange business these days. In years prior to the rise of the Internet, it seemed like only a select few knowledgeable film critics held sway over the fickle viewing public. Now, it seems […]