‘The One I Love’ Film Review

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The best way to characterize The One I Love is by relating it to one of the better episodes of The Twilight Zone. The best of that old television series placed normal people into some situation or circumstance with an inexplicable element, but it did so in order to highlight an… Continue reading

Watch ‘Stagecoach’ (1939) Free Online

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Watch the John Ford directed classic “Stagecoach,” starring John Wayne in his breakout role. Continue reading

Working with James Gandolfini and Reese Witherspoon Before They Were Stars

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On many occasions over the years, I have been asked about the actors and actresses I’ve worked with. Usually I’m reluctant to speak about it, because the top priority, for me anyway, was never about working with celebrities or well known personalities. For me, it was always about the film… Continue reading

‘Big Sur’ Film Review

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“…all over America, high school and college kids thinking, ‘Jack Kerouac is 26 years old and on the road all the time hitch hiking’…while there I am almost 40 years old, bored and jaded…” ~ Big Sur I waited a long time to read Big Sur. In fact, I only… Continue reading

‘The Big Lebowski’ Opening Credits, Done in ‘True Detective’ Style

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Darrin Fullerton of Epidemic Productions has given the world a new way of imagining The Big Lebowski opening credits, with a True Detective parody. Watch it below. The Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski is given a gritty overhaul in HBO’s True Detective style and the result is pretty… Continue reading

‘Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats’ Film Review

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Jack Kerouac‘s mythology often precedes him. It’s a lot to unravel, and everyone needs an entry point. Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats couldn’t be better for the job. You’ll notice the famous voice from all those PBS Ken Burns documentaries (Peter Coyote) making the connections between Kerouac’s own words… Continue reading

‘Bellflower’ Film Review

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“Lord Humungous cannot be defiled.” – Lord Humungous This Mad Max quote opens Bellflower, and it cuts right to the film’s central theme. The two main characters, best friends, play with the idea of the apocalyptic “end of the world.” It’s their bond. Their project. Their playground. And they are literally preparing for it by… Continue reading

Watch ‘Are You Popular?’ The Slut-Shaming, Unintentionally Comedic Educational Film from 1947

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Are You Popular? Educational Short Teaches You How to Make Friends The 1947 educational short Are You Popular? explores the issue of popularity in a hilariously dated manner. Female viewers are reminded that they may not be as popular as they think, if their popularity comes from “parking in cars with… Continue reading

Watch ‘Kurt and Courtney’ Free Online

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Kurt and Courtney Documentary by Nick Broomfield (1998) Kurt Cobain died in 1994 at the age of 27. It was ruled a suicide, but a theory soon emerged that Cobain may have been murdered. This theory was furthered by private investigator Tom Grant, who is featured heavily in the film.… Continue reading

‘Salinger’ Film Review

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“By being out of the picture, he is in the picture.” – Jack Wenke, Writer There are a few “notoriously reclusive” people in the public consciousness. Among them are: Howard Hughes (subject of The Aviator), Thomas Pynchon (Gravity’s Rainbow), Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird),… Continue reading