Flash(es) of Genius

It's bad luck just seeing something like thatIt’s always nice when a favorite movie gets a little love, isn’t it? This week, it happened twice.

At The House Next Door, Robert C. Cumbow revisited Walter Hill’s majestic rock-and-roll fable “Streets of Fire”, which looks a little more like an unrecognized masterwork with every passing year … and over at the Onion AV Club, Scott Tobias inducted Bill Murray and Howard Franklin’s brilliant “Quick Change” into the New Cult Canon, rightly hailing it as the point where Murray began his transition from smartass comic hero to proper actor.

“Quick Change” is also the film that introduced the word “blaftoni”, which has remained in my vocabulary for nearly two decades now. Bless its pointy little head.