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Mark O’Brien in Righteous Black & White

There are many things I love about Mark O’Brien’s feature film directorial debut, THE RIGHTEOUS, one of the gems I discovered at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Not the … Continue reading

August 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

FANTASIA 25: WHEN I CONSUME YOU

I’ll post the full interview with the four closer tot he film’s release, but for now, here is Blackshear on why he went so dark this time out. And here … Continue reading

August 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

John Dower Celebrates THE MYSTERY OF D.B. COOPER.

Click here to listen to the interview. When I spoke with John Dower by zoom on November 20, 2020 about his intriguing documentary, THE MYSTERY OF D.B. COOPER, was that … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Binging Brett Haley

No one more binge-worthy than Brett Haley, master of the optimistically bittersweet, and purveyor of such finely observed, wise, and heartfelt delights as HEARTS BEAT LOUD (Nick Offerman playing against type … Continue reading

April 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

You Bet They’re ASKING FOR IT

  The word subversive gets thrown around a lot, but when it comes to ASKING FOR IT, there is no better way to describe this very black and astringent comedy.  … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Close up on FARAWAY EYES

The world premiere of writer/director Harry Greenberger’s second feature film, FARAWAY EYES (now called HERE AFTER), happened on March 7, 2020, just before the festival in which it was booked … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Is Fox Afraid to Show an Ad for A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN?

  I was delighted when I found out that I would be able to interview Marshall Curry for his Oscar-nominated short film, A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN. The seven-minute film … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

CAPERNAUM’s Nadine Labaki on Art and Politics.

  Nadine Labaki and her star, Zain al-Rafeea received a 15-minute standing ovation after her film, CAPERNAUM, screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It would go on to win the … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Waking Life of Richard Linklater.

There are many things that I adore about the intellectually eclectic films of Richard Linklater.  If he had done nothing except the incisive, heartbreaking, and romantically dizzying BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michel Hazanavicius Talks Art, Politics, and Why THE APARTMENT is Perfect.

Click here to listen to the interview. Michel Hazanavicius won an Oscar™ for his anachronistic hit, the silent, and eminently charming homage to silent film, THE ARTIST.  Well, not entirely silent. … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment