1. "The Mistress & the Muse: The Films of Norman Mailer": Michael Joshua Rowin covers the retrospective, Part 1 & Part 2. Also see our Clip of the Day.
["If there's one film in the Mistress & the Muse series that should convince you that Norman Mailer's foray into filmmaking was not in vain, it is Maidstone. Nay, more than that, I'll go so far as to say that Maidstone is an extraordinary film, maybe even a masterpiece, the sort of passion- and ambition-fueled endeavor that through the madness of unguided improvisation arrives at truths movies infinitely more seamless and desperate for importance fail to even touch."]
[""What you shove up your asses is your business," Dan Aykroyd declares in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and damned if that isn't the most progressive sentiment to come out of a Hollywood film so far this year."]
["It's kind of like the MTV Beach House, only instead of teenage sluts flashing their tits and muscled-up boys licking whipped cream off girls' stomachs, the house is filled with creeps whose kismet is public humiliation, divorce, and probably some jail time."]