Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Meet The TCW Team
I write movie reviews on a weekly basis for Horroryearbook.com, HorrorMovieFans.com, 2Snaps.tv, and of course TCWreviews.com. I am also a entertainment writer for the longest internet enterrainment magazine, TheCelebrityCafe.com.
I really enjoy watching movies of very many genres: horror, comedies, dramas, foreign films, thrillers, musicals, and some action. My favorite movie is A Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy Krueger is such a successful villain. He exerts the ability to have the power over others in their weak state of dreaming. The film really crosses the lines between reality and fiction, making them one and therefore getting rid of any safety zone that there might be. Wes Craven is my favorite director since he has such an ability to bring horrors to his audience intelligently through movies that remain to have a unique story and feel to them. Other films I really like are Se7en, Mysterious Skin, The Lookout, 500 Days of Summer, American Beauty, Death Sentence, Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Across the Universe, Halloween, Motel Hell, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Psycho, High Tension, The Devil's Rejects, I Spit on Your Grave, Frontier(s), and Eden Lake. My favorite actors are Joseph Gordon-Levit and Evan Rachel Wood. They both can explore such depth and always give amazing performances.
The Wolf - Film Critic/Writer.
Stuart Wahlin - Columnist/Film Critic.
His musical training began with the piano as a child, expanding to percussion, singing, guitar and even the didgeridoo and theremin. He's been the frontman for rock bands, including Halon System and The Mourning Glory. As lead singer for Halon System, Wahlin often implemented his filmmaking skills to produce visual accompaniment to the band's live performances.
Wahlin's acting continued as he began writing, producing, scoring and directing his first films in high school, later studying film and TV production at Northern Illinois University, where he earned his degree with a directing emphasis. He continued appearing in a number of film and video projects during this time.
After graduating from college, he began working in television, first as a studio technician, then as a news videographer for a number of years. His first formal film credit came in 2005 for his camera work in the documentary "Hubert Selby Jr.: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow," which featured Darren Aronofsky, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jared Leto, Robert Downey Jr., John Turturro, Marlon Wayans, James Remar, Susan Anton, Anthony Kiedis, Burt Young, and others.
Wahlin penned his first feature-length screenplay in college, and he continues writing for the screen. Professionally, he was employed for a number of years as a print journalist in Rockford, Ill., until deciding to return to his acting and filmmaking roots in 2010. Since then, he’s appeared in a number of films. Wahlin recently completed filming "Hand of Glory," which marks his return to directing.
David Dominic DiMichele - Writer/Film Critic.
This is why I adore movies; to enter strangers’ minds and to make my home for a couple of hours Xanadu, the old south in “Gone With the Wind,” or the beautiful Brokeback Mountain. I’ve been blessed to have such a flexible life that allows me to do all of this literally whenever I want. This is mainly due to my “work life,” if you can call it that. I did a three page model ad last summer in a fashion/urban/Christian magazine called “3V,” I teach private piano lesson out of my home to six children and I even occupy a room at a local community college where I teach beginner and intermediate piano courses. These activities help me get through the day when I’m not fixated or drooling over cinema. Cinema is a rare art where we can look at the past, present and future with a huge smile on our faces.
I have the opportunity to write about these moments for themovie-fanatic.com and, just recently accepted, geeksofdoom.com. Not to mention the chance I have to earn a degree in journalism at a school that’s renowned for that field: Point Park University. So I guess you can say that I’m on my way and I know where I’m heading.
C.S.K - Writer/Film Critic.
Cinema: Classic Cinema. When it all comes down to it, nothing captures the true beauty and art of film more than classic cinema. Back to the roots of film, where it all began. Long before modern special effects. Long before high tech computer generated images. Back to when the visual effects actually meant something. Back to when the story it's self was more important than flashy battle scenes and crazy car chases. Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, ect...
Don't get me wrong, there are many worthy films out there today from a more modern generation. But with endless remakes of once great films, and un-necessary sequals which are worst and worst as they go on, one must look to the past for reassurance that the greatness of cinema once existed. So whether or not you agree with my opinion of a film we've both seen, you can rest assure that I will only speak the truth to what I have bared witness to and give my honest opinion about the film I have reviewed.
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