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A Girl, a Gun and an iPhone: All You Need to Make a Movie

Summer movie season is upon us. Well, it’s technically been here since May because, like climate change, Hollywood can adjust the seasons seemingly at will. At your local cinemas, iron-clad playboys flex computer-enhanced muscles whilst spaceships go where no man … Read on.

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50s vs 80s: Ever Wonder Why the 80s Look Like the 50s? Ask the 70s.

In the dopey hippie-mentors-square-padawan film Flashback, Dennis Hopper, riding easily on his 60s street cred, optimistically observed that “The 90s are going to make the 60s look like the 50s.” Uh, yeah. Somehow, Hopper’s character missed the fact that another … Read on.

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Afternoon Delights: A Brief Meditation on the Matinee

When the deadlines fog my mind, a cinematic siesta puts me right, especially when at a single-screen theater.… Read on.

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A Petaluma Boy Goes to Hollywood

Photo by Trane DeVoreCUT! Goddamn tourist trams. It’s a hazard of the neighborhood we’re shooting in, a tony faux burg that affords the beau ideal of establishing shots–a nice wide angle of the Leave It to Beaver house. That monolith of Americana is … Read on.