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A Voice in the Day 8/5/15

Many thanks to ace KGO-Radio reporter Brian Pelletier for asking me to weigh in on the lack of diversity in Hollywood for his piece on said subject that aired today! … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

What You Should Be Watching 7/31/15

And let’s start with a bang. That would be MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION, which is everything a terrific popcorn flick should be: sleek, fast, and fun. And, yes, the action … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

What You Should Be Watching, the Independence Day Edition

The Fourth of July is all about fireworks and liberation, and so, sort of, is MAGIC MIKE XXL.  Good-natured, sexy, and yet, as I say in my full review (click here), … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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


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

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

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

LAMBERT & STAMP & James D. Cooper

I’ve had people sit in on my interviews before, but this was the first time I’ve been joined by someone from the great beyond. At least that was the thinking … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Noah Baumbach Makes Hay WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

Noah Baumbach took a bold step in writing and directing WHILE WE’RE YOUNG. He decided not to take sides when telling this tale of youthful impatience and adult complacence meeting … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment