Miracle Mile: An Analysis of a Cult Film and a Discussion with Director Steve De Jarnatt

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A phone rings.

A phone rings and you answer it, expecting a call. A wrong number. The person on the other line, you think, is pulling your leg. The end of the world, they say. The nukes are coming and it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when—only a few hours and the world as we know it will end. What do you do? Do you say anything? Is the ensuing panic justified, as the death rattle of civilization, or is it a lot to do about nothing… innocent lives being lost in a senseless riot?

This is the reality of the criminally underseen 1988 film, Miracle Mile, a masterpiece that is receiving newly-found cult appreciation.

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10 Questions With Bret Thomas

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Bret Thomas is one of the hardest-working independent filmmakers that I know. From his work on Anywhere But Here and The Lakeside Killer, he’s always at work, always trying something new.

I’m very happy he agreed to answer 10 questions for me. He tells us about some of his favorite movies, some firsts in his experience and a little glimpse at what’s coming next for him.

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10 Questions With Andrea Beesley

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Andrea Beesley is an important person in Phoenix, AZ.  If you’ve heard stories of a weird movie that you feel like you have to see, chances are Andrea is working on getting it shown somewhere.  I’ve been lucky enough to see many of her screening for films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre (with Marilyn Burns in attendance), Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and The Room… hundreds of times, it feels like I’ve seen the room.

She was gracious enough to answer 10 questions for me.

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