Meet the Gods

Wade Major

Wade Major

Cinema God

Wade Major believes that 70mm is a metaphor for life, that all of life’s lessons can be gleaned from watch­ing Lawrence of Arabia and Gilligan’s Island, and that cin­e­ma mat­ters. Not just movies, but cin­e­ma — the expe­ri­ence of leav­ing your com­fort zone and sit­ting down in a dark room with strangers, eat­ing stale can­dy and shar­ing an emo­tion­al expe­ri­ence which, in the best of cir­cum­stances, will enable you to see your­self through some­one else’s eyes. If he could, he would raise stat­ues to David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Zhang Yimou, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Satyajit Ray, build a tem­ple to Billy Wilder and sac­ri­fice a ram to John Badham because he’d total­ly appre­ci­ate the ges­ture. Jerry Lewis is his spir­it animal. 

Mark Keizer

Mark Keizer

God

MARK KEIZER is a long­time film crit­ic whose has writ­ten for Boxoffice Magazine, Entertainment Today, L.A. Citybeat and oth­er out­lets no one has heard of. He also co-​authored the book Ultimate DVD: The Essential Guide to Building Your DVD Collection, pub­lished by Berkley Publishing Group. Mark is an Emmy-​nominated pro­duc­er with expe­ri­ence in short form online con­tent as well as late-​night com­e­dy, day­time talk, real­i­ty shows, game shows, vari­ety shows, live news and hid­den cam­era. Most recent­ly, Mark was Executive Producer of New Media at E! Entertainment Television. Previously, he was Co-​Executive Producer of Seasons 5 and 6 of Comedy Central’s The Man Show. Keizer’s day­time duties include Supervising Producer of the syn­di­cat­ed talk­fest The Roseanne Show. Other talk show pro­duc­ing cred­its include The Late, Late Show with Tom Snyder. Over the years, he’s pro­duced shows star­ring Howard Stern, Greg Kinnear, Alan Thicke and many oth­ers. And yet, he’d still rather take a sick day and watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for the 40,000th time.

Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell

God

TIM COGSHELL start­ed writ­ing about movies near­ly 30 years ago as a black film crit­ic for Entertainment Today Magazine. Later he became a film crit­ic who was black, and wrote for Boxoffice Magazine, Los Angeles’ CityBeat and ValleyBeat, ABC News Online and oth­er pil­lars in the fourth (and def­i­nite­ly not fifth) estate. In recent years Tim has returned to his orig­i­nal sta­tus as a black film crit­ic, pen­ning essays for Alt-​Film Guide, com­men­tat­ing on black stuff for KNBC and FOX news in Los Angeles, and talk­ing about black stuff in the movies for NPR’s Code Switch team. Tim also talks about Not-​Black-​Stuff in movies on FilmWeek, for NPR affil­i­ate KPCC, and on his own CinemaInMind pod­cast — where he does actu­al­ly talk about a lot of … black stuff. 

Ray Greene

Ray Greene

Resident Humanist

RAY GREENE is a bit­ter old cur­mud­geon who wants you to get off his lawn. He has mowed grass for such out­lets as Salon​.com, the Los Angeles Times, The Wrap, and too many oth­ers to name. He cre­at­ed Boxoffice​.com, the first com­pre­hen­sive film web­site on the inter­nets way back in 1993, so it’s all his fault. He thinks bit­ter old white guys like him­self should go off to an elephant’s grave­yard some­where, curl up into a ball and die. Then fresh young voic­es will have a chance to review the movies from the MARVEL/​STAR WARS/​ESPN/​MOUSKETEER crossover uni­verse that you just KNOW will come. One day. If we’re all very good.

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support