Adam White

Film, OldVenue

Review: Nightcrawler

There once was a time when the fastest way to discover a weirdo in your ranks was if, when driving past a horrible accident, someone in the vehicle requested that the car slow down so they could gawk at whatever’s splattered across the roadside. Now, via the burgeoning voyeurism of mainstream media, we’ve all inadvertently…

OldVenue, TV

Why Do the Good Die Young: Revisiting My So-Called Life

In 2013, screenwriter Mike White spoke to the AV Club about the cancellation of his HBO series Enlightened, and how it’s harder than ever to mount television that lacks ‘noise’, ‘noise’ being stunts and shocks and things scandalous enough to make you tweet about it while you’re watching. The shows on the opposite end of…

Film, OldVenue

Skeletons in the Closet

Everyone has some skeletons in their closets. Some movie stars have literal ones. Others just have weird horror movies buried at the bottom of their IMDb pages. Adam White unearths six of the best-slash-worst…   Amy Adams in…Psycho Beach Party (2000) Perennial Oscar nominee Amy Adams didn’t have the most illustrious start in Hollywood, replacing…

OldVenue, TV

The fall schedule and the struggles of network television

In the USA, network television just isn’t cool anymore. All those buzzed-about shows you watch? The ones with zombies and dragons and lady-jails? They’re all on cable, or being beamed directly to your living room through the magic of online streaming. Yet network television still soldiers on, almost on blind faith that somehow the declining…

OldVenue

Venue editors’ column

So there’s this old episode of Buffy where people find they can only act on things or confront deep-seated feelings once their voices are literally taken away, all that word salad and unnecessary verbal overthinking forcibly removed, leaving only impulse and a compulsion to just run with whatever you truly feel. This has been the…

Film, OldVenue

Retrospective: Larry Clark

Larry Clark’s name is synonymous with outrage. From his early work as a photographer, behind acclaimed art collections like ‘Teenage Lust’ and ‘Tulsa’, to his envelope-pushing feature films such as the 1995 cult classic Kids, ‘dirty old man’ descriptives have followed him throughout his career. An interest in young people on the fringes of society,…

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    Favourite song covers
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    Is this author 14 years old with absolutely zero knowledge on music? Has to be. Two out of three songs are irrelevant. Both by shitty bands. Who paid for this?…
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