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Tilda Swinton: The Idea of Identity...

Today, Tilda Swinton is well known as one of the most talented performers in Hollywood (presently staying at The Grand Budapest Hotel), brought into the mainstream spotlight through roles such as that of the White Witch in the Narnia films and, oh yes, a golden statue named Oscar for her work in Michael Clayton.  But before any of that occurred – just before, it turns out – she was kind enough to chat about her work in earlier films such as Orlando, Possible Worlds, and Teknolust, and to discuss the concept of identity.  We are thrilled to finally be able to share this once thought-to-be-lost interview from 2004/2005.  Check out Ziggy's interview with Tilda Swinton!

It's Contest Time! You Could Win When You Dial-A-Henchman!

When James Bond takes out the bad guys' lieutenants, how do the villains find replacements? If one takes a cue from Hugo Drax in Moonraker, they Dial-A-Henchman! Now Ziggy's 007 podcast - "Her Majetsy's Secret Podcast" - is giving you the opportunity to request your own henchman, and win a copy of the awesome book James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters in the process! Intrigued? Check out the official contest page for details!

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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