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Happy New Year!  You Get One More List!

All the Internet loves a list, and with 2014 at a close, it's time to take a look back. This isn't an exhaustive recollection of everything that got released this past year, but it's a snapshot of ten highlights, loiwlights, and surprises from my personal theatre going experience of 2014. So how about taking a quick trip down recent memory lane? Check out my new list looking back on Big Screen 2014!

And hey: Happy New Year!

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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