Author Archive: Matthew Vasiliauskas
Matthew Vasiliauskas is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Video Production. In 2009, he was awarded the Silver Dome Prize by the Illinois Broadcast Association for best public affairs program as producer of the Dean Richards Show at WGN Radio. His work has appeared in such publications as The Pennsylvania Review, Stumble Magazine and The Adirondack Review. Matthew currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Perhaps it is just the warped fantasy of a cinephile, but there has always been something deeply romantic and magical about seeing a film in a theater you have never been before. The plush, velvet seats and the tantalizing aroma of popcorn, seem to engulf the senses of the unsuspecting movie-goer, as the wide-eyed stares […]
Illumination And Insight At The Peninsula *Italicized portions refer to moments spoken by Elijah Wood For some strange and almost cosmic reason, it takes an extremely privileged individual to successfully pull off the act of smoking. According to the Huron Indian legend, in ancient times, when the land was barren and the people were starving, […]
On May 16th 1933, in the small town of Alton, Pennsylvania, there is the account of the shooting of one Mr. William T. Jewell. Mr. Jewell was strolling down Harper Street, when all of a sudden, an unruly man simply named Heath, drew forth from behind a building and shot poor Mr. Jewell with a […]
In a large chateau illuminated by a blanket of stars from the night sky, a champagne cork pops. With the release of the cork comes an explosion of tapping feet, singing voices and uplifting, delirious music. A wedding party has commenced, and at the center of the glorious chaos stands the happy couple Marion and […]
It is dusk, and the large expanse of concrete making up a parking lot glows strangely underneath the lights from a streetlamp. As barren as a desert, the parking lot seems perfectly abandoned, except of course for a lone, white car, which rests in the center of the lot. The car is by no means […]
It is the early afternoon in an Israeli cinematique. Fresh-faced moviegoers sit calmly in the red velvet seats of the theatre, as the celluloid image of a man and woman projects onto the main screen. It is The Big Sleep, and once again the hard-nosed Humphrey Bogart is having his way with the stunningly gorgeous […]