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Character Actors Gone Wild

And Remembering A Hundred-Year-Old Spitfire At the Castro Theater

Greetings and salutations* film nerds, if you’re a loyal follower of The Reel, you know this week Poppa Film Snot is (once again) thumbing his upturned nose at the bloody carnage coming from the wake of this Summer’s Sequel-Fest-Train-Wreck to celebrate little known movie gems from some of Hollywood’s greatest actors.

Tuesday I highlighted masterpieces from the Leading Actor category, today let’s talk Supporting Actors, precisely Legendary Hollywood Wild Men who’ve flown under the People Magazine radar despite having notorious reputations as Bad Boy Life Actors.

Bring the Noise

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Fierce London-based post-punk trio the Noisettes rocked Popscene on Thursday, June 14. The Maccabees, hailing from Brighton, England, opened the packed show.

THE NOISETTES


It's a Girl Thing

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brighton, England-based girl group The Pipettes, whose retro Motown-inspired sound has been compared to the Shangri-Las, played a show presented by Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday, June 12. Kinder indie-pop group Smoosh opened the show.

THE PIPETTES

After the Party, There's the After Party

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Like all great parties, the BFD music festival had a raging after party at the uber hip club Mezzanine that featured live performances by hip-hop artist Busdriver, a special DJ set by the Faint and a performance by Brazilian dance group Cansei de Ser Sexy, also known as CSS.

BUSDRIVER

BFD Part 3

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

At BFD, when day turned to night the main festival stage was full of modern rock's biggest acts.

KAISER CHIEFS





How Do You Spell Summer Cool? C-A-S-S-A-V-E-T-E-S

Remembering John Cassavetes and his Bleeding Cinematic Heart

After 12 summer sessions with a Jungian shrink, Poppa H has come to understand I have a “thing” for dead existentialists, specifically risk taking iconoclastic writer/actor/directors (Eric Von Stroheim, Nicholas Ray, Orson Welles, John Cassavetes) who are literally burning mad with the passion to tell stories about the bittersweet human condition. What a breakthrough.

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