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Monthly Archives: May, 2015

Illuminating the DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD

DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’s WORLD provides much of the information we would expect from an documentary appreciation in cinematic form of an artist’s work. We are given a glimpse into … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Pale Shadow of A POLTERGEIST

The original POLTERGEIST was said to have a curse attached to it.  Perhaps because the producers opted to use real skeletons rather than models because they were cheaper. Perhaps because … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brett Haley Making I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS Come True

There’s a reason people will go out of their way to help Brett Haley. After only a few minutes, his generous nature is readily apparent, as is his delight in … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Caroll Spinney Says I AM BIG BIRD

I AM BIG BIRD is a gentle, sensitive film about a gentle, sensitive man. The man is Caroll Spinney, known to perhaps a billion people as his alter ego, Big … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment


There are films that tear you limb from limb with their shrill bombast and flagrant moralizing, and then there are films like TANGERINES, that quietly break your heart with the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment


George Miller first sent Mad Max blazing across the sere post-apocalyptic landscape in 1979 and thence onto cinematic legend. Sequels followed. Mel Gibson in the eponymous role rose to international … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shira Piven Says WELCOME TO ME

When talking to filmmakers who have directed an actor known for comedy in a dramatic role, I always like to ask them about the particular insights someone with a gift for … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Week in Interviews 5/7/15

As I’ve said before, I might do one, maybe two interviews a week in the normal course of events, but during film festival season, the interviews come fast and thick, … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Cold Reception for HOT PURSUIT

If anyone could have saved HOT PURSUIT, it would have been Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. Aside from having scads of talent and audience appeal, they both have a keen … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment


John Pirozzi was a camera operator on assignment for a Matt Dillon film in Cambodia when he discovered the treasure that was and that country’s history of rock & roll. … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment