The End (For Now) Of Long After Dark

I started The Flat Circle/Long After Dark as a way to grow as a writer and find my place. I have enjoyed working on the craft and building connections for three years, but the primary purpose of this site has now come to end. Those newfound relationships have led to opportunities that make it tough... Continue Reading →

Review: Tom Hanks Takes The Con In Greyhound

Tom Hanks is enjoying an extended run of captaining films through peril. In his latest, Greyhound, the veteran actor leads a destroyer tasked with escorting a convoy during the Battle of the Atlantic. He gives yet another commanding performance in a thriller that makes the 91-minute runtime feel like a breathless half-hour. Set in the... Continue Reading →

Lia Menaker On Her Debut: I Am Kyrøs

Kairos is an Ancient Greek word indicating that a moment is the right time for action. Philadelphia artist Lia Menaker could not have chosen a more appropriate time to release her debut under the name Kyrøs. Her EP I Am Kyrøs was written before many of the events that have called for change in 2020, but... Continue Reading →

Long Take: The Cinematography Of 1917

Long takes are imperfect filmmaking. The choreography of cinematography over a scene or an entire film is a dance between the camera, actors, and the audience. Even though it can be viewed as a gimmick, it is a storytelling choice that dramatically alters the final product. When done well, the technique injects unique perspective into... Continue Reading →

Long Take: The Cinematography of Children of Men

Long takes are imperfect filmmaking. The choreography of cinematography over a scene or an entire film is a dance between the camera, actors, and the audience. Even though it can be viewed as a gimmick, it is a storytelling choice that dramatically alters the final product. When done well, the technique injects unique perspective into... Continue Reading →

Long Take: The Boxing Cinematography Of Creed

Long takes are imperfect filmmaking. The choreography of cinematography over a scene or an entire film is a dance between the camera, actors, and the audience. Even though it can be viewed as a gimmick, it is a storytelling choice that dramatically alters the final product. When done well, the technique injects unique perspective into... Continue Reading →

Tyler Asay of The Tisburys on “Fading Light,” New Album

The Tisburys are a Philadelphia band with addictive heartland-style songs. The group have steadily put out new work over the last full years, recently culminating in the six-song release Wax Nostalgic in 2019. Singer Tyler Asay answered a few questions on their new single, "Fading Light," and their forthcoming record Sun Goes Down.    “Fading Light”... Continue Reading →

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