2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Suggestion Box

The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was a fast and furious affair that paid tremendous dividends for Golden Age cinephiles.  Cultural Transmogrifier‘s chief film critic, Drew Morton, and writer Nicole Alvarado break down their experiences (which included over twelve movies across four days, celebrity Q&As, and too many cocktails by … Continue reading

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Day Four

The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was a fast and furious affair that paid tremendous dividends for Golden Age cinephiles.  Cultural Transmogrifier‘s chief film critic, Drew Morton, and writer Nicole Alvarado break down their experiences (which included over twelve movies across four days, celebrity Q&As, and too many cocktails by … Continue reading

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Day Three

The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was a fast and furious affair that paid tremendous dividends for Golden Age cinephiles.  Cultural Transmogrifier‘s chief film critic, Drew Morton, and writer Nicole Alvarado break down their experiences (which included over twelve movies across four days, celebrity Q&As, and too many cocktails by … Continue reading

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Day Two

The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was a fast and furious affair that paid tremendous dividends for Golden Age cinephiles.  Cultural Transmogrifier‘s chief film critic, Drew Morton, and writer Nicole Alvarado break down their experiences (which included over twelve movies across four days, celebrity Q&As, and too many cocktails … Continue reading

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Day One

The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was a fast and furious affair that paid tremendous dividends for Golden Age cinephiles.  Cultural Transmogrifier‘s chief film critic, Drew Morton, and writer Nicole Alvarado break down their experiences (which included over twelve movies across four days, celebrity Q&As, and too many cocktails … Continue reading

Oscar Snubs Throughout History, Part 2

Here is the final list of the top 5 Oscar oversights throughout history. Stay tuned on Sunday, February 24th at 7 PM EST for the 85th Academy Award Ceremony! Read 10 – 6 here. 5. 1996 Woody Harrelson is an eccentric actor who has played a variety of roles over … Continue reading

Learn Something Today – ‘From the Panel to the Frame: Style and Scott Pilgrim’

Our own Chief Film Critic, Dr. Drew Morton, does more than review films for Cultural Transmogrifier. Drew also teaches the young minds at University of Texas A&M – Texarkana. His most recent visual essay breaks down barriers of film, comics, games and their overlap in storytelling through transmediation and remediation. … Continue reading

What Makes a B-Movie “Good”?

By Vincent Clarke B-movies like Evil Dead and Barbarella clearly weren’t made to win any Academy Awards. In fact, by regular film standards these productions should be considered downright awful. Instead they got stellar reviews and are now considered some of the greatest cult classics of all time. So what … Continue reading

Pop Culture Resolutions For 2013

This is it, 2013 and with it a plethora of possibilities for what society will kick into the mainstream and proclaim a cultural phenomenon! I wonder how many predictions of doom will sprout forth given that we are on this oh-so-lucky number thirteen. All I can say is that if … Continue reading

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – Book vs Film Discussion

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS DISCUSSION, OBVIOUSLY. Opening weekend on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has come and gone. Many of us at CT saw it and had different opinions. But, Mike Mierendorf and Andy North set out to have a discussion on the book versus film comparisons including a … Continue reading