Four “Fuckin A!” Moments in Action Movie Music

A fire-filled background with human silhouettes flying through the air. The middle of the image holds "'80s Action Extravaganza" in red bold letters.

| Matthew Tchepikova-Treon | Beyond the hardbody brass hits, kettle drums, soaring guitars, and motoric basslines (that nowadays punctuate every last over-edited theatrical trailer to death), action movie music comes in many forms. In the 1970s, performers like J.J. Johnson (Across 110th Street), Johnny Pate… Continue reading

Bram Stoker’s Dracula as the Center of the Universe: A Mini-Memoir of Cultural Consumption 

Mina Murray wears a high-collared light green floral dress and Jonathan Harker wears a dark plaid suit as they converse in a sunlit garden

|Hannah Baxter| It’s November 1992, and a new movie with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves has just come out. As someone born at the tail end of Gen X, that’s all you need to know. You’ve never heard of Francis Ford Coppola or the male lead, someone unmemorably named Gary Oldman. You have, however, watched Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, … Continue reading