Common Shiner-Social Mediasochist (Video)

This video has been making the rounds the past couple weeks, and I’m late to the party as always. Common Shiner’s latest video is a double-edged homage to 80’s horror and John Hughes movies featuring all your favorite terrifying monsters attending Wes Craven High School (not sure if that’s in Springwood, OH or Shermer, IL). It’s a fun clip that manages to hit all the … Continue reading Common Shiner-Social Mediasochist (Video)

Top 10 Anticipated Films At Chicago International Film Festival

Yesterday I got the news that I was going to be able to cover some movies at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival. I’m deeply honored that they’re allowing me to do this, and I already have a handful of pictures I’m really looking forward to. Some are obvious, and some way out of left field. These are the ten I’m looking forward to the … Continue reading Top 10 Anticipated Films At Chicago International Film Festival


Did you know that there is an entire subgenre of music dedicated to making scores to films that exist only in your mind? I didn’t either. That is, until I heard Umberto’s 2010 record From The Grave. This friend listens to a lot of electronic stuff like Golden Retriever and Gonjasufi, so I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. I put it … Continue reading Umberto-Confrontations