About Allen Callaci

In no particular order, BK Nation contributor Allen Callaci is a librarian, lead singer for the band Refrigerator and author of the upcoming memoir “Heart Like a Starfish”.

Ursula Le Guin: Realist of a Larger Reality

By Allen Callaci The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the 2018 Oscar nominees on the same day that the world lost Ursula Le Guin. It seemed like both a sick cosmic joke and perfect symmetry t...
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Guillermo del Toro’s Watermarked Love Letter

By Allen Callaci Imagine if Julia Adams responded to the sea monster’s romantic longing in the 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon with affection as opposed to horror. Therein lies the central conceit of Guillerm...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Holiday Wish List

By Allen Callaci I spent two-thirds of my existence straining my neck peeking around corners in the Star Wars universe to see what is coming next—poring over every leaked image, every teaser trailer, and every vague twee...

David Cassidy: The Rockstar Who Time Forgot

By Allen Callaci My jaw plummeted faster than Wile E. Coyote whistling down to the bottom of an unforgiving canyon 23 years ago. I read a Rolling Stone interview with Quentin Tarantino wherein the Pulp Fiction auteur sta...

Justice League Demoted to Cinematic B League

By Allen Callaci 2017 set a benchmark for superhero films. Fans of the genre beheld the Clint Eastwood-esque Logan, a beat-perfect comedic team-up between Thor and the Hulk called Thor: Ragnarok, and Homecoming, a Spider...

Tom Petty’s Golden State

By Allen Callaci The official record would have you believe Tom Petty was a native of Gainesville, FL. Like the blindest of flat-earthers or most entrenched of moon-landing deniers, I don’t buy into that. As a Southern C...
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Spider-Man: The Last Hero of Summer

By Allen Callaci The 2017 bumper crop of superhero films continues—a batch of movies that merged their DNA with other cinematic genres in much the same way that Jeff Goldblum’s genes merged with that of a housefly in Dav...