A Quick Peek at The Player

A Quick Peek at The Player

By Nick Alderink Cinema Revolution began two months ago in celebration of Art House Cinema and its defining examples that authenticated the movie industry outside of Hollywood, where films were made on shoestring budgets and accommodated artistic liberties typically...
A Quick Peek at My Own Private Idaho

A Quick Peek at My Own Private Idaho

By Nick Alderink The late River Phoenix opens Gus Van Sant’s 1991 surrealist drama My Own Private Idaho on an open road in the middle of a stunningly vacant Idaho landscape. He is completely alone yet sets the stage by breaking out into soliloquy, as an actor would at...

A Quick Peek at A Room With A View

By Nick Alderink A novel adaptation set in the early 20th century, an opening aria, fanciful title cards, a romantic plot and a certain British charm not only describes characteristics of Merchant-Ivory Productions’ 1985 romantic feature A Room With A View but...

A Quick Peek at Harlan County, USA

By Nick Alderink “Which is more liberating? The act of burning your bra or the act of pulling a gun out of it?” ~ Anne Lewis, Associate Director of Harlan County, USA In the summer of 1972, journalist and filmmaker Barbara Kopple enlisted a skeleton crew to film...