At its best, Blaze feels like a cinematic translation of not just Blaze Foley’s life but his music, anchored by two incredibly likable, lived-in performances.
Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker living in Doylestown, PA. He writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films, many of which are free to watch at honorszombiefilms.com. His list of peculiar achievements include teaching a class on the cultural importance of zombie movies while in high school, lecturing on Dystopian sci-fi at Villanova, shooting an eighty minute feature in only eight shots and calling it Tron Wayne Gacy on a dare, and making the world's first all-improv horror film about Quakers. Scout is in pre-production on a sci-fi homage to "My Own Private Idaho."
A celebration of Jane Campion's "In the Cut," as part of a video essay series about maligned masterpieces.
A video essay about Christophe Gans' 2006 video game adaptation, "Silent Hill."
Our monthly series on the overlooked films of time gets to Sidney Lumet's Daniel.
Scout Tafoya celebrates two underrated Prince films in his latest video essay about maligned masterpieces.
The latest in Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterpieces celebrates Tony Richardson's "Mademoiselle."
Part 50 of Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterpieces.
The first Unloved of 2018 is on the second film of Guillermo Del Toro.
Scout Tafoya celebrates "Margaret" in his latest video essay about maligned masterpieces.
A video interview with co-writer/director Joachim Trier about his icy sci-fi parable, "Thelma."
The latest in our monthly series looks at Walter Hill's controversial thriller.