The strip mall has no name, just a double-storeyed row of shops, with an improbably retro collection of services -- a flotation tank outfit, a jazzercise studio, the glass gallery -- in a place with no name. “We just call it … East Boulder” said the guy in the herbal healing store. It’s down in the lower part of the mall, beneath the retro sign “video station”, and it’s just as you remember it, even though you’ve never been there. There’s a poster for a film you’ve never heard of -- Outdriven -- a notice about new arrangements for after-hours drop off, and a printed-out opening hours sign, with scribbled on changes.
Rundle: mourning Hollywood’s last gasp in the world’s oldest video store
Crikey's writer-at-large pays his respects at the world's oldest video store in Boulder, Colarado.
Endless cult film is no escape from the march of time
The Clock is as much contemplative object as an artwork, and it's strangely addictive.
Farewell Neil Simon, and farewell to his certain way of doing comedy
The legendary US playwright and screenwriter behind The Odd Couple has died, aged 91. But what of his legacy?
Between fact and fiction: why documentary doesn’t need to be as simple as it sounds
The boundaries of hybrid-documentary, docu-fiction and narrative drama are forever shifting, and producing some particularly exciting films.
‘Progressives need to have a hard look at themselves’: Sally Potter
While its timing may have been purely providential, The Party is the perfect film for the modern political landscape.