'At Close Range', 34 years later -- and on the telling of stories about those with doomed lives.
A blueprint for how to do the impossible -- namely, follow up a classic: give it to another artist of vision and stand back.
Sometimes adapting something, as one form of remaking it, can do it a favor.
Fantasy casting for a film that never was.
Apropos of nothing. A rundown of some favorite movies of mine that have yet to enjoy a physical HD reissue.
I'm way behind on everything these days, and the biggest reason for that is there's just so much more of everything. But it's no crime to miss out, is it?
Ken Russell's "The Devils": not quite bad enough to be funny. But still awful.
Fifty years later, one of the greatest films ever made has scarcely aged a day in the ways that matter
More on popular culture as a bad model for creator culture.
It's sheer human effort.
If remakes are trash, it's because the true potential of such a project is not the motive.
On the fictions of the "true story" style of moviemaking.
On reading Scorsese talk about Scorsese.
Stuff I'm looking out for, anticipating, and recommending.
The original new-wave (maybe also no-wave?) film, with its blaze of low-budget images, mixes cheesy science fiction, grimy bohemian drug tragedy, psychedelic experimentalism, and no-budget arthouse drama
Movies have more second lives than ever, but only because they barely have first ones.
How different a standard should we have for works aimed at younger audiences vs. those aimed at "all" audiences?
A dopey dud: a mix of satire and horror that doesn't manage to be either funny or scary.
And still nothing on.
On why books need to be written to be books, not film pitches-to-be.
Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.
On 'Justice League' itself. Beware spoilers.
My 'Justice League' theory is bust-ice league. But that's a good thing!
Creative motives matter.
If my theories about the movie prove wrong, I can make hay from them. I've done it before.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind