CINEMAD #4: $4 ppd., 8 ½ x 11, offset, 60 pgs.

Jan 25, 2011

A friend gave me this magazine to check out, and I gradually ended up reading and enjoying every word of it.  Pretty much one guy, Mike Plante, puts it out, and he does a really good job.  It’s full of nice, clean layouts and tons of great articles.  It’s hard to pick out my favorites, but I really enjoyed the interview with a stuntman named Jeff Jensen, who, among other things, did all the Lone Biker of the Apocolypse stunts in “Raising Arizona.”  There’s also a really interesting article about one woman’s bizarre experience filming a documentary in Cairo, Egypt.  Another article takes you through one man’s search through the Republic of Georgia for a long lost Russian filmmaker.  Plante is also an impressive interviewer.  He’s well researched and has a knack for making his interviews interesting even if you haven’t heard of the filmmaker he’s interviewing.  Cinemad ranks up there with Micro-Film at the top of my “zines about movies I’ll never see” category. –Sean (Cinemad, PO Box 43909, Tucson, AZ85733)