The Real Deal

I’m going to see The A-Team tomorrow night. I’m so excited that I’ve been screening season one of the original, which I’m sure I haven’t...

Steele At It

I feel about as good as the weather looks right now, which (if the trend continues) may be a good thing–it’s supposed to be a...

The Director Who Films Your Life Test

Roger Corman? Really? Yes, I am a cult classic in the making. Yes, I've got colorful, rough and tumble characters right and left. But baby, I make it look twice as expensive for half the price...not simply in half the time. No disrespect Roger, but we ain't meant to be.

NPR is Blogging About Twilight?!

I spent some time thinking about how much I disliked the book, its popularity, and the willingness of literate, ostensibly observant people to push the burden of badness into the laps of professionals who used to include me. I tried be brief, keeping in mind that this was not my blog. It didn’t really get the job done. So here we are.

Which Black and White Film are You?

Congratulations. You've scored Gilda! Sure, it's a love story, but a love story between the two coldest hearts on the planet. Okay, maybe just in Argentina. Really? As much as I love film noir and the comparison to Rita Hayworth...realistically, any movie representing me would have to be a screwball comedy!

Something You Can Do

Six years in the making, budgeted under $500,000 and sold at Sundance after receiving the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision, Rian Johnson’s Brick...

All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues (Part Two)

There are different kinds of paternity. You have your father and your father figures and then, as we have touched on before, you have those people whose brilliance propels your craft—the fathers of your art. Much in the way that I imagine many American writers of the Twentieth Century felt when a Russian named Vladimir Nabokov came to this country and wrote in our language with more elegance, nuance, and sensitivity than any of them could, it maddens me that I cannot be Sam Shepard.