Streetwise: Mary Ellen Mark’s Must See Kids

The passing of gritty, realist, empathetic American photographer Mary Ellen Mark this week is a good occasion to reflect on the artist's work, both...

Big Eyes: Kitsch and Realism Create Tim Burton’s Best Work in a Decade

With Big Eyes, against a backdrop of pure kitsch, Tim Burton delivers his most realistic, grounded and mature film of his career. Big Eyes (2014) ...

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: Mash Up Cinema

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014): Directed & Written by Ana Lily Amirpour Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh & Mozhan...

Horror and Serious Actors: Paycheck or Inspired Casting?

  The opening scenes/set up of The Omen (1976) is so preposterous that acting great Gregory Peck is required to bring forth a large helping of...

Beyond John Hughes: Adam Horovitz in Lost Angels

The 1989 cult classic film Lost Angels, starring Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz in his film debut, lingers long in the memory with the hazy...

Spike Jonze: Ranked

Four feature films, countless music videos and short movies, skate videos, commercials -- the list goes on when considering Spike Jonze' career. Tack on...

Montage of Heck: Straight Documentary, Poison Pill Or Love Letter?

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Director: Brett Morgen, 2015 The trailer for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, released to wordwide fanfare after the film screened at 2015’s SXSW, deserves...

Looking Back: Why Do the Right Thing & Fight the Power Still Engages

Do the Right Thing (1989) Written/Directed by: Spike Lee Few opening scenes provide such an explosive, tone-setting vibe for the rest of the film like Do...

Ewan MacGregor in Trainspotting: Hand in Glove

To launch our ongoing series "Lust For Life: The Music of Film", where Step On writers will take a look at all the best,...

“Felt in my DNA” Paul Williams and The Muppet Movie’s Alchemy

The Muppet Movie is an iconic film for the generation of kids that grew up in the 70’s. It was highly original and special,...

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