April 11, 2010

Brief Thoughts on Writing: CON AIR

I love Con Air. Who doesn’t love Con Air? It’s a smarter movie than we give it credit for. It’s the “Don’t Stop Believin'” of 90s action cinema — a movie it is impossible to […]
April 5, 2008

Call It, Friendo

Mad Men, State of Play (one episode left; I can already see how the Affleck/Crowe casting is going to work in terms of replacing David Morrissey/John Simm in the film), and the first season of […]
February 18, 2008

Some Thoughts On Jules Dassin at 1 AM

Alligator and The Howling than I thought. Plus, with the Secaucus 7 DVD having Sayles commentary, I know I’ll be watching that twice before writing about it. (Thoughts on that one so far: Lawrence Kasdan […]
February 18, 2008

The Sayles Sojourn: Alligator (1980) and The Howling (1981)

Alligator and The Howling, two creature features written by John Sayles early in his career. Both these flicks, again, come out of the Corman school of filmmaking, Alligator directly and The Howling by Sayles and […]