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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

THE GRAND SEDUCTION — Don McKellar Interview

I’ve been a fan of Don McKellar since seeing THE RED VIOLIN and LAST NIGHT. That was over a decade ago and he’s never let me down since those first … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment


I spoke with Nicholas Wrathall on June 26, 2013, the day that the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and Proposition 8, paving the way for same-sex couples to be legally married. … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Male Bonding and Pre-Wedding Jitters in THE BACHELOR WEEKEND

THE BACHELOR WEEKEND (released as THE STAG in Ireland) is a dry and witty film about a perniciously obnoxious interloper whose presence wreaks havoc on the eponymous traditional Irish pre-wedding … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

GODZILLA — The Big Guy’s Back

The big guy is back, and better than ever.  Certainly better than the dreary 2000 version. It’s a testament to GODZILLA, the monster and the franchise, that both are robust … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment


For Jose Antonio Vargas, watching footage from DOCUMENTED: A FILM BY AN UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN with the sound off was a revelation. This undocumented, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist had always prided himself on his … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

CHEF — Jon Favreau Interview

Jon Favreau is very serious about CHEF. It’s his baby, after all. He wrote, directed, and co-starred in this lovely fable about a chef who has to have the rug … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

I WAKE UP DREAMING — Elliot Lavine Interview

To talk to Elliot Lavine is to have a boisterous and passionate lesson in not just the history of film, but also of its psychology. Specifically the psychological effect, intended … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

For A Very Good Reason

I have a penchant for getting philosophical about some films, and there was much in FOR NO GOOD REASON about which to be so. The subject, Ralph Steadman, made his name and his … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment


It has been said that some of our contemporary malaise stems from the fact that we have, as a culture, lost the traditional markers to separate childhood from adulthood. The … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Steven Knight LOCKEs It Up

Steven Knight has written two of my favorite films, EASTERN PROMISES and DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, the latter featuring Oscar(tm)-nominee (and the guy who shoulda won, Chiwetel Ejiofor in one of … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment