Mary Elizabeth Winstead is no stranger to performing as a survivor on film. A while back, she portrayed an alcoholic in Smash, a kidnappee in the midst of a global incident in 10 Cloverfield Lane, and the object of many a toxic relationship in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. She exudes an empathetic brokenness amid […]
Back in the good old days of the #TeamNOLAFilm podcast, where I hosted four episodes of conversation amongst the best and brightest of our local film industry, Hollywood South was just beginning to make its name. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, filmmakers from California and beyond came down south, accepting our generous tax credits, […]
Welcome to today’s first and (likely last) edition of Big Easy Magazine’s Mike Mauls the Movies, where I ask and even sometimes answer the burning questions, “When is a good time to disembowel someone on film, and when is it more of a faux pas? Is it okay to kiss your sister if it’s sci-fi? […]
This Wednesday, Big Easy Magazine hosted its first movie event, a special early screening of Michael Moore’s new movie Fahrenheit 11/9. The film is about America in the age of Trump, and how Americans can make sense of Trump’s rise through the Republican primary to the White House. NOTE- this review contains spoilers about our collective nightmare. […]
Few of the images in the opening montage of inner character visual turmoil play any kind of hand in the narrative of The God Inside My Ear. At one moment, there’s a boxer. At another, there’s a child in a field. Then a cloaked figure. Then some other shapes and objects. Quickly cut and intercut […]
Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend! Primary elections and mid-terms. Hurricanes and expose’s. So much in the news to sift through, it can be a hassle just reading up on what’s happening around you. Well, this being one more article to read, I […]
In the first few moments of the music video for Menagerie by Mighty Brother – local New Orleans indie rock band – I was severely concerned. The picture was of a pre-teen adolescent African American girl, with colorful lights flickering across her face in the dark, enclosed space. The FIRST THING that came to mind […]
“The system is broken.” We hear and read the above line all the time, in reference to malpractices and injustices within government and business, when it seems there is no real answer. The line is a falsehood. Stating that a method of control is broken suggests that it was perfect at some point. Who are […]
Being a Cajun myself – one associated with the culture through last name and my father’s past memories – the story of Bayou Corne, LA as presented in Forgotten Bayou is particularly heartbreaking. It represents a community that’s getting farther and farther away from me and a way of life I’ll never quite understand.
Is it Friday? Again? Indeed. The end of the work week for a few, just another day for those over-worked folks who work weekends and/or unemployed folks. The artifice of “the weekend” gets us through with the promise of relaxation, despite the fact that we could just be mellow all the time, for that is within us all along.