The Pink Smoke

is creating a Website for Film & Literary Criticism

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Dedicated Dilettantes

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Each month, subscribers will get a new, singular benefit from a range of media. We’re producing commentary tracks, festival diaries, long-form criticism, and a host of other surprises. 

Upcoming benefits include a commentary track for Tobe Hooper’s I’m Dangerous Tonight, Marcus Pinn's (of Pinnland Empire) TIFF/Cannes/Berlin/Venice 2020 video diary, a symposium of Pink Smoke podcast mini-episodes on the horror films that define our sense of the genre, and Martin Kessler’s 25,000 word long-form essay on Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto - a digital booklet featuring original artwork from Patrick Horvath!

You will also be ensuring that writers for our site GET PAID and doing your part to stem the devaluation of labor in America & disrupt the exploitative "gig economy."

Active Participants

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Subscribers at this tier will receive access to The Pink Smoke podcast.

You will also receive a digital copy of The Burning Bride, directed by Christopher Funderburg & produced by John Cribbs.

You will also be ensuring that writers for our site GET PAID COMPETITIVE RATES and doing even more than your part to stem the devaluation of labor in America & disrupt the exploitative "gig economy."

Marquises & Marquises

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Subscribers at this tier are making a generous commitment to supporting the arts and care nothing for the trinkets & furbelows their membership affords them.

You will receive access to every benefit afforded lower tiers, everything from ebooks & commentary track to monthly, subscribers-only The Pink Smoke podcast episodes.

You will receive a digital copy of The Burning Bride.

You will receive the admiration and respect afforded to anyone who acts with conscience & generosity. 




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About The Pink Smoke

For over a decade, The Pink Smoke has specialized in off-beat long-form film & literary criticism. The site does all those genius visionary things you are tired of hearing about like exploring the vast horizons of internet-style arts criticism and obliterating the distinctions between high and low art.

Since the site's inception, co-founders John Cribbs and Christopher Funderburg have been dedicated to publishing personal, colloquial writing from a diverse set of writers. The mission of the site is not to be a "rate this movie" consumer guide but to showcase criticism informed by a love of art and an appreciation for the intense impact it can have on our lives.

In avoiding the cliches of critical formats on the internet, The Pink Smoke brings readers work along a diverse set of topics; a breakdown of horror sequels set in space one week and an appreciation of the lesser-loved work of Robert Altman the next. Our goal is to invite readers in to appreciate the art we love, to show them how a book or film matters to us and can expand all our perspectives.

$291.57 of $600 per month
By helping us reach this amount, you will allow us to cover our meagre site expenses and begin to pay a handful of critics, malcontents and flâneurs to write for the site each month.
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