This was the first piece I ever published online, in 2013, at Queens Free Press. Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s 45th film as a director, is an unusually spirited blend of … Continue reading A Leaky Ship Without A Country: A Review of Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett’s Blue Jasmine
I like Michael Pare.
My first piece on “stealth cinema,” low-budget films with A-List actors, republished.
E. Spat Oktan talks up his new science-fiction novel PROXIMA ONE
THE THIRD MIRACLE, a sort of “spiritual detective story” about a troubled priest chosen to investigate whether a laywoman allegedly responsible for a miracle is a suitable candidate for sainthood, … Continue reading An Investigation of Agnieszka Holland’s THE THIRD MIRACLE, and a career spanning talk with its author, Richard Vetere
A discussion of why ILLEGALLY YOURS didn’t deserve the death penalty and the intriguing nature of “humpback movies” made by great directors.
By James Kenney. This interview originally appeared at WhatchaReading? on October 25, 2017. Any film with Allen Garfield, Ed Lauter and Zack Norman can’t be bad. Any film with Allen … Continue reading The Mythic, Unseen, long-lost film CHIEF ZABU has Now Arrived!
A PERFECT DAY is an overlooked seriocomic look at a very dark subject. More of you should see it.
I reprint this article where I go deep on Hong Kong action cinema on its 5th anniversary
Ridley Scott is good, sure. But he was never great and my review of the good (but not great) THE MARTIAN explains why.