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.
JJ Conway’s career in animation has brought him work in varied projects all the way from Transformers Prime to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The world of animation is exciting and awesome and I’m glad he had some time to answer some questions for me.
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.