2001: A Space Odyssey (2019/06/17 08:00)
Fifty years later, one of the greatest films ever made has scarcely aged a day in the ways that matter
Big Ticket Items (2019/04/26 08:00)
More on popular culture as a bad model for creator culture.
The Last Great Special Effect (2019/03/26 08:00)
It's sheer human effort.
The Firstest With The Mostest (2019/02/09 01:00)
If remakes are trash, it's because the true potential of such a project is not the motive.
The True(r) Story (2019/01/01 01:00)
On the fictions of the "true story" style of moviemaking.
The Kid In The Window Stays In The Picture (2018/12/28 03:00)
On reading Scorsese talk about Scorsese.
Catching My Eye (2018-12-10 Edition) (2018/12/10 05:00)
Stuff I'm looking out for, anticipating, and recommending.
Liquid Sky (2018/05/01 08:00)
The original new-wave (maybe also no-wave?) film, with its blaze of low-budget images, mixes cheesy science fiction, grimy bohemian drug tragedy, psychedelic experimentalism, and no-budget arthouse drama
A Second Life On Video (2018/04/21 08:00)
Movies have more second lives than ever, but only because they barely have first ones.
But Will It Play For The Over-21 Set? (2018/03/13 05:00)
How different a standard should we have for works aimed at younger audiences vs. those aimed at "all" audiences?
The Lift (2018/02/15 08:00)
A dopey dud: a mix of satire and horror that doesn't manage to be either funny or scary.
57 Channels Redux (2018/01/05 05:00)
And still nothing on.
Player Zero (2018/01/05 08:00)
On why books need to be written to be books, not film pitches-to-be.
Justice League Repair Shop (2017/11/20 08:00)
Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.
Just Us (2017/11/19 08:00)
On 'Justice League' itself. Beware spoilers.
Half A League Onward (2017/11/17 08:00)
My 'Justice League' theory is bust-ice league. But that's a good thing!
A Reason, Not An Excuse (2017/10/21 08:00)
Creative motives matter.
The Justice League Project(ion) (2017/10/09 07:00)
If my theories about the movie prove wrong, I can make hay from them. I've done it before.
I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe! (2017/10/06 07:00)
On 'Blade Runner 2049': All these moments in time must be kept, like tears from the rain.
Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
Big Page, Little Screen Dept. (2016/08/17 08:00)
Write something unfilmable.
Cynthia's Blues Dept. (2016/07/21 08:00)
Can in time a comic book stand in the same realm as anything Henry James produced? I'm sure it's possible; I'd argue it's already happened.
But That's Still Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man Dept. (2016/04/11 09:00)
I think, therefore I differ.
Playing Catchup Dept. (2016/03/31 11:20)
Batman v Superman, and Writerman v Plotcomplicationthings.
The Big Snub Dept. (2016/01/29 02:00)
At what point does "doing your own thing" become mere contempt for the audience?
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind