Author Archive: Kevin Kern
Kevin is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago's film and fiction writing departments. He currently resides in the Twin Cities, where he addresses his chemical dependency issues and worries unnecessarily about what he's going to do with the rest of his life. One dream he figures will probably go unrealized is to host a space where he can program themed revival screenings.
Having helmed several bleak, violent adventures in misanthropy, including The Driller Killer (1979) and Bad Lieutenant (1993), writer-director Abel Ferrara seems like a shoo-in to deliver a memorable apocalyptic thriller. And while his most recent film, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, is certainly a memorable end of days story, it keeps far away from thriller [...]
Of all the films that concern themselves with the insular world of average American high school students, one issue appears to take precedence above all others: the loss of one’s virginity. The quest to ditch the V-card has frequently been treated as a comic pursuit, but with Almost Kings, writer-director Philip G. Flores acknowledges its [...]
In his new documentary, The Sons of Tennessee Williams, Tim Wolff details the development and continued success of the vibrant gay krewe culture in New Orleans. Mardi Gras krewes (organizations that host balls and parades) are a long held tradition; what makes the story of the first gay krewes so fascinating is that their inception [...]