Strange Bacon Marathon #24: Reefer Madness

When it comes to propaganda, presentation and a strong message are always emphasized over the facts. Modest contemplation gives way to grandiose presentations, usually about the virtue of one route versus the evil of another. Reefer Madness is an incredibly important film, not because of its direct impact, but because of what it represents. Its…

Strange Bacon Marathon #25: Revolver

Guy Ritchie’s first real attempt to try to combine his signature gangster film with a somewhat more purposeful meaning was met with severe backlash from many critics, many of whom considered the final product to be “disjointed” or “pretentious.” It received a dismal 17% on rotten tomatoes. Ironically, big name film critics are some of…

Strange Bacon Marathon Intro: Socially Relevant Films

It has been interesting to me, to see the condition of television programs rapidly deteriorate in this country over my short life. Within hundreds of channels, I have found only one television show worth watching regularly for the past five years (Breaking Bad). This absence of quality is a product of modern culture’s changing interests…

Strange Bacon Saturdays: The Conjuring

I realize it has been two months since I published. That’s a shocking period of time to have passed so quickly. My local movie theater in Canton, NY has been letting me down on recent horror films. I wasn’t able to see The Purge in theaters, though I hope to catch it on DVD release, and…