Fresh from my gig as the editor of the North Bay Bohemian, here's a bit from my Press Pass column for screenwriters and those who love them. Why wait for the inevitable pandemic movie deluge when you can script your … Read on.
Netflix fatigue. It's practically a pandemic itself. The remedy? A shot of real-life cinema — square in the eye — coming soon to a theater near you. Someday. Maybe. As part of Trump's plan to reopen post-coronavirus America, cinemas will … Read on.
Today marks the centenary of film critic Pauline Kael’s birth. Beside recreating film criticism in her New Yorker column and giving shape to our conversations of cinema — particularly that of America in the 70s (if not launching the careers of … Read on.
Artists can absorb influences so deeply, it can be renewing — if not startling — when we discover traces of them in our later, "mature" work. By traces, I don't mean George Harrison-style cryptomnesia when you suddenly have to lawyer-up … Read on.
Before we discuss art house films, we must take a stroll: Long before the "Dummies" guides, there was How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual Of Step By Step Procedures For the Compleat Idiot. For a time in the … Read on.