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You Wanted A List Page; You Got One! Now With A NEW 18 Essentials List!

All the Internet loves a list, and many of you have asked when Cinema on the Rocks would start making some. Your messages have been heard, so now we bring you the Lists, Etc. page!  And now playing after a long wait of two years: The New 2014 Edition of Ziggy's 18 Essential Films List! The "Etc." portion of the Lists page contains articles that explain more about the site philosophy, the approach taken to reviews, and the development of the site's rating system. Satisfy your list lust and go behind the scenes when you check out our new Lists Page!

Zoning In...

Zone 2 is a Post Apocalyptic short film from Under the Stairs Entertainment, currently in the pre-production and crowdfunding stages.  The screenwriter and the Director – half a world apart from each other – were gracious enough to provide us with a sneak peek at what to expect, and some insights into just how one goes about preparing for the world after the world has ended. Check out Ziggy's Interview with Lydia Mulvey and Anna Elizabeth James!

Looking to go further behind the scenes? Be sure to check out the rest of our Interviews page! Whether you want to know more about a pair of indie filmmakers, a chop socky star, or an Academy Award winner, you'll find interviews from across the filmmaking spectrum. 

Our Philosophy & Rating System

At Cinema on the Rocks, we believe that whoever said that life is too short to drink cheap wine was an idiot.  After all, how can you truly appreciate the sublime flavor of great Chianti without having also sipped Mad Dog 20/20?  Or, on the other end of things, you may never discover that most Dom Perignon is actually overpriced, overhyped swill until you try the reasonably priced Brut.  This is (and was and shall always remain) the Doom Cheez Philosophy.

Each of our feature-length movie reviews has a five-sentence short version, and a much more in-depth long version.  Short film reviews just get the long version. Webseries reviews include an overview look at the series in general, followed by a rundown of highlights from episodes and/or seasons. In all cases, we offer cheese and alcohol pairings with our reviews in lieu of stars or numeric ratings.  (We assume, of course, that you are mature enough to handle these things.) 

Welcome to Cinema on the Rocks. I invite you to please sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

-Ziggy Berkeley, proprietor of Cinema on the Rocks

Deep Thoughts

"The trouble with the world is that it's always one drink behind."

- Humphrey Bogart

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