Posts by Maxfield Francis Goldman

March 28, 2024 | Fiction

I spent the day thinking of Elias

Maxfield Francis Goldman

I could hear the cheering of the crowd, their silent plastic mouths were happy; I could taste the dirt kicked up by the elephants, smell the liquid butter sediment of cheap popcorn.

March 18, 2014 |

The Two Chieftains

Maxim Loskutoff

This month sees publication of our newest print issue, Hobart #15: HOTEL CULTURE. As such, and as we have done to accompany our last few print issues, we are devoting the month to various "bonus

August 16, 2013 | Nonfiction

Why You Should Binge-Watch Every Season of Always Sunny on Netflix


18. You will understand and properly use the term “brown out” in every day conversation.

July 19, 2013 |

This Is The End (Spoiler Alert: Even Hipsters Can Love It)


I’ve been shocked by reactions to This Is The End on two separate occasions. The first was after I’d seen the movie (three times) and a male acquaintance was shocked that a girl would even like it,

April 17, 2013 |

A Place Beyond the Pines (2013)


Derek Cianfrance’s intense crime drama A Place Beyond The Pines affected me in a way that a movie hasn’t in a long time. Just like his previous film, Blue Valentine, I couldn’t stop thinking about

March 25, 2013 |

Spring Breakers (2013)


Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is like every good girl’s fantasy of being bad turned on its head and twisted into her biggest nightmare. Faith (Selena Gomez) has been friends with Candy (Vanessa

February 1, 2013 | Nonfiction

Review of Lena Dunham/Girls


I fell in love with Lena Dunham from the first scene of the first episode of her hit TV show, Girls. I connected with her instantaneously, and knowing that she also wrote the script for the show

January 9, 2013 |

Django Unchained (2012)



Django Unchained was the best movie I saw in 2012  (though Take Shelter and Moonrise Kingdom are a close second and third, respectfully) and certainly should be considered one of director

December 25, 2012 |

Rare Exports (Finland, 2010)


I can tell you right now that the visual of thousands of Santas running naked through the Finnish/Russian countryside with murder weapons in hand is basis enough on which to see Rare Exports. This

December 3, 2012 |

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012; on DVD now)



Searching for her mother, as well as caring for the people she loves as they battle for survival, the story of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis)  - the main character in Beasts of the Southern

November 30, 2012 |

Annie Hall (1977)


Although Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) might be the most adorable hipster on the face of the planet and I consider his writing/acting/directing to be rather perfect, somehow Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

November 16, 2012 |

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)


A well-respected, dignified president living a double-life as a slayer of the undead is actually a much more appealing plotline than one would expect. In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Lincoln

November 9, 2012 |

Flight (2012)



Although Flight opens on a full-screen shot of a nipple, it quickly digresses into one of the most intense movie scenes I’ve ever watched on screen. Pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is

November 2, 2012 |

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever seen pass as a movie. Besides the fact that it looks like it had the budget of about twelve dollars, there is no plot,

October 26, 2012 |

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


Perks of Being a Wallflower is the very beautiful, slightly tragic, endearing story of diffident, introverted Charlie (Logan Lerman) and his first year of high school as he’s taken under the wings

October 19, 2012 |

Sinister (2012)


I literally can’t even warn you about what it feels like to see Sinister, other than that it makes you feel like you’re watching a real murder. At the beginning of the film it had the makings of a

October 12, 2012 |

The Campaign (2012)


This was the movie that I had been most excited for this summer. I’m most likely Zach Galifianakis’ biggest fan, and I’m not that far off from being Will Ferrell’s either. But, as many hilarious

September 28, 2012 |

Easy Rider (1969)


Easy Rider perfectly displays the counter-culture rebellion of the 1960s. Two hippie bros, Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), ride their motorcycles from Los Angeles to New Orleans in

September 21, 2012 |

Dark Horse (2012)


Okay, so the trailer makes Dark Horse seem like a fun, silly comedy about a man who might not be the most mature guy ever, but seems really likable. About twenty minutes into the film, however, I