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Posts by Lars Nilsen
Lars Nilsen has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse since 2001. He created or co-created the Alamo’s Weird Wednesday, Terror Tuesday, Asian Invasion, and Cinema Club series and the Alamo pre-show concept, which he oversaw from 2004-2010. He loves Kung Fu movies, Spaghetti Westerns, loud music and stew.Nerd
Pioneer. American original. Friend for life. Lars says goodbye to filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka.
Every month we stop and appreciate a great badass still among the living. This month: Richard Matheson, possibly the most influential genre writer of the 20th century.
A bunch of cool people died in March. I can’t possibly cover them all but here are some opinionated remembrances of a few of them.
Lars reviews the SXSW documentary about the notorious L.A. hippie cult.
Thelonious, Coltrane, Dex: Lars urges you to give them a chance.
He was Andy Hardy and Judy Garland's best cinematic pal. He was a fresh faced short guy who was the biggest movie star in the world when being a movie star really meant something. And he's Still Alive.
Lots of badass people die every month. In this feature, Lars gives them a proper goodbye.
Lars says goodbye to the great Lina Romay.
Lars tells you how Shakespeare will make you a better person and a better nerd.
Giants still walk among us. In this new monthly feature, Lars celebrates a living, breathing colossus. This month: the man who invented rock and roll.
Lots of badass people die every month. In this new feature, we say a proper goodbye to them.
You've seen the Man With No Name trilogy and even DUCK, YOU SUCKER. So what's next in the world of spaghetti westerns? Let Lars lead the way.
Lars kicks off a new feature with a treatise on why VHS matters.