Archive for the 'JP Confidential' Category

Patricia A. Pellow, 1943-2022

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

Patricia A. Pellow, your humble editor’s mother, passed away on December 26 of last year at age 78. Here are a few belated words in her memory.

Carl W. Pellow, Jr., 1948-2022

Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Carl W. Pellow, Jr., your humble editor’s stepfather, passed away a year ago at age 74. Here are a few belated words in his memory.

Don’t look NAFF in anger, JaPan

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Many artists and creators in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond are stepping up post-pandemic. Good for them! Where does that leave C-U Blogfidential, though? We’re not sure, and that’s not good.

Ye Ed slays Korean DEVIL, more

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Chase & Shep welcomed C-U Blogfidential publisher Jason Pankoke to their October horror film podcast series. Was three times the charm for the former podcast co-host? Read before you listen!

All things must pass because of…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

We can value the worth of “location, location, location” in our lives, and it isn’t about real estate prices.

If a pic paints a 530-word post…

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Recent life necessities have forced me to sort out a lot of things. At least I get to keep the can.

One of these days, I’m going to…

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

There might as well be something soothing about this and, surprise, it doesn’t come from the cinema.

NAFF still a no-show for October

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Where have all the good times gone? That is one of several major understatements for today. Do your civic duty, C-Uvians, and then consider whether our film culture can rebuild after the drought.

Don’t ever let the dust settle, C-U

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Self-restriction has been lifted as your humble editor rockets out the gate with fresh words on important topics and miscellany as well as dear old Dad. He might mention a few filmy things on top of that.

UI ghosts linger on and off screen

Friday, May 29th, 2020

University of Illinois students a generation apart do their on-camera best to convince viewers that campus spirits drift among us. Their existence somewhat haunts your humble editor to this day.

Cicadas fashioned to fit allegory

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Once again, the archives at MFHQ trigger your humble editor into remembering times of a different creative energy. Herein we have evidence of his stab at fashioning attire for a lost short film project.

C-U cinema hits a slippery slope

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The scenes from a film culture that we have been watching mostly from afar fill us with mild disenchantment instead of wonder. And then we were ordered to self-shelter and keep personal spaces to ourselves. Joy.

Our resolution will be CUBlogged

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

We’re not sure what to tell you. Chances are good our reel life will give way to real life. It may mean the end, a new beginning, a suspended animation, a salvage mission. Choosing your own misadventure sucks.

Alas, no NAFF 2019 show for you

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

There’s really not much more to say on behalf of the New Art Film Festival. We need a short break from it publicly, starting now, even though we won’t get a break from it privately until further notice.

Feeling a little bit MICRO, are we?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

What a crock of hooey. The Art Theater is closing. The New Art Film Festival is in limbo. C-U Confidential #10 is still not fully distributed. What next? Oh, yes. We’ll always have MICRO-FILM. Right.