I love movies, but really, I am too poor to see everything I want to. Whenever there is something I really want to see, I drug Gene Shalit and sneak inside his moustache. It is an easy way to get into a movie without having to worry about giving some bribe to a pimply faced teen who can let me in the theater’s back door.
Now when I say I love movies, I mean, I am a film snob. I go for story and theme, not for action. Not to say I don’t enjoy certain movies that may be considered mindless, but I tear movies apart piece by piece and analyze them as best I can, this is what I love. I am extremely opinionated and I think I would have to be to write movie reviews, right?
Getting into Gene Shalit’s moustache is not as easy as it may seem, so I might not review every film he reviews, since I won’t always be there. Again, being poor doesn’t help, so you may see some reviews for movies that are really old or just hitting video. Don’t fret though, I’ll get out there when I can and report back as much as possible. Till then, I think I see a piece of a Junior Mint just fall onto the right side of the stache; see you all when I get back and thanks for reading.
All reviews by Matthew Schuchman, unless otherwise noted.
Who Grooms The ‘Stache:
As a young man growing up on the, not so mean streets of North Massapequa, Matthew Schuchman became a film buff at the age of 10. Encouraged by friends and family to build a life based on his interest in the medium, he embarked on a journey through film schools and movie sets. The highlight of his career as a production assistant came in 2005 on the set of Michal Cuesta’s “Twelve and Holding,” where during production he was used as an extra and appears on film as the guy who is sitting back down after letting future two time Academy Award Nominee, Jeremy Renner, get to his seat in an auditorium.
Under the belief that almost all films need to be taken apart and analyzed, Movie Reviews From Gene Shalit’s Moustache was started to bring Matthew’s views about cinema, to the general public. Along with his love of film, Matthew has deep feelings about music and Richard Pryor’s stand-up. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is still looking for the perfect frame for his original release “Time Bandits” poster.
In addition to his contributions to IPaintMyMind, Matthew provides his film criticisms to Verbicide Magazine. He also extends his hire powered opinions on both sites with music criticism, concert reviews and photography.
Evan La Ruffa was nestled between lives until he sprouted in the The City of Wind, with as disparate parental origins as Buenos Aires and Kansas. His growth as a writer and curator has invigorated his innate desire to be surrounded by stimulating, creative, and intriguing culture at every turn. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas (MN) with a degree having nothing to do with great music or booking concerts…go figure. Evan plays the bass (a bit), loves vinyl (toys and records), writes poetry, and can max a Chicago-style hot dog combo in 2.2 flat.
IPaintMyMind.org (IPMM) is his colorful and chaotic baby, a Nonprofit Arts & Music Webmagazine he founded a few years ago, and for whom he serves as the Creative Director, Editor, and Feature Writer. IPMM is a public media arts outlet/inlet that rejects the advertising model, passionately embraces surrealism, and has grown to become an important advocate for a wide range of images and tunes. IPMM strives to take meaningful steps in the direction of art sustainability, by providing the virtual and physical spaces for people to interact with the art we love. Evan is pleased to be part of The ‘Stache, as the Features Editor (as of June 2011).