SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 28: Best of 2022
Anthony & Miquela discuss the year in movies and compare top fives. Then later, we take a glimpse at what’s coming in 2023.
Skinamarink: Under the Bed
Frida writing team member Austin Jaye examines the unsettling “anti-nostalgia” underlying Skinamarink.
Anthropomorphism in Cinema and the Human Identity
Frida writing team member Bobby Thornson analyzes Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO and other instances of anthropomorphism in art.
A Western in South Central: John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13
Frida writing team member Penny Folger explores the gritty action of Assault on Precinct 13.
Josie and the Pussycats: Backdoor Lovin’ It
Frida writing team member Anthony McKelroy takes a deep dive into 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats.
All Too Human: Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar
Frida writing team member Dani Shi explores the haunting humanity underlying the story of Au hasard Balthazar.
British Invasion Bangers: More British Cinema to Continue the Invasion
Frida writing team member Josh Green recommends five British movies as an addendum to our British Invasion series.
The Writer’s Room: More Favorite Christmas Films!
In anticipation of Christmas, the members of the Frida writing team share some of their holiday favorites.
Event Recap: Dark Alley Productions’ Twisted Christmas
Frida writing team member Bobby Thornson shares about his time at Dark Alley Productions’ Twisted Christmas event.
Boogie Nights: Starlight
Frida writing team member Anthony McKelroy takes a look at Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 70s-set exploration of stardom.
Volunteer of the Month Grant Hoskins on Beggars of Life
Frida Cinema Content Editor Reggie Peralta talks with December Volunteer of the Month Grant Hoskins about his VOTM pick Beggars of Life as well as his time at The Frida.
Donate Art Supplies At Santa Ana’s Winter Village This Friday!
In the spirit of the season, The Frida will be accepting art supply donations on behalf of OCCTAC at Santa Ana’s Winter Village event this Friday!
The Wolf Man: Interview with Historian David J. Skal
Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with film historian David J. Skal about Universal Studios’ The Wolf Man.
As Time Goes By: 80 Years of Casablanca
Frida writing team member Liam Kilby reflects on Casablanca, Michael Curtiz’s classic Hollywood romance, in commemoration of its 80th anniversary.
The Writer’s Room: Movies We’re Grateful For
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the writers of The Frida Cinema share which movies they’re grateful for.