THE BRIDE WORE BLOOD

SUPERHERO MOVIE

AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR

THE ICE STORM: CRITERION COLLECTION (DVD)

I FUCKING HATE YOU

THE LOST COAST

GOING BACK TO TEXAS…

HAVING ANOTHER GO AT THIS ACTING THING, ELISHA?

THANK GOD FOR SMALL MIRACLES…

SIX MAN, TEXAS

THE BRIDE WORE BLOOD

The visual composition, which makes good use of foreground and background, is formally tight and telling, even if many shots linger and abuse the zoom lens…

SUPERHERO MOVIE

Like many titles in the sub-genre, “Superhero Movie” just doesn’t know when to call it a day, dragging on and on (odd for a movie that doesn’t even reach ninety minutes)…

AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR

2008 AFI DALLAS PREMIERE SERIES DOCUMENTARY! Whatever one’s feelings about the death penalty, “At the Death House Door” provides a rare insight from inside the death chamber; one the viewer is not soon likely to forget…

THE ICE STORM: CRITERION COLLECTION (DVD)

I’m sure I’m mostly speaking to fans of the film who want to know what Criterion has in store for them. Rest assured, it’s another worthy release…

I FUCKING HATE YOU

One of the perils of improvised films is winding up with a production that starts in the middle of nowhere and ends up on the fringe of nowhere…

THE LOST COAST

While Ian Scott McGregor, Lucas Alifano and Lindsay Benner turn in solid performances, the real stars here are Nils Kenaston’s Nature Channel-worthy photography and Nathan Matthew David’s moody score…

GOING BACK TO TEXAS…

The dust has barely settled from SXSW and I’m on my way back to Texas for the AFI Dallas Film Festival. I’ll be there April 1-6, and on Saturday, April 5 at 5:30pm I’ll be moderating the following panel: A NEW GENERATION: TEEN FILMMAKERS TODAY Digital cameras and laptop editing has made it much easier … Continued

HAVING ANOTHER GO AT THIS ACTING THING, ELISHA?

The original unnecessarily complicated romance comedy is now being remade into a watered down and much more sugary romantic comedy, and goody, they seem to have left in much of the same male bashing from the original. [youtube]VXsMTxrsQR4[/youtube]

THANK GOD FOR SMALL MIRACLES…

Somehow, and I’m not sure how, I allowed E! to stay on my television for longer than a channel surfing second. I let “The Soup,” “Chelsea Lately” and some show called “The Daily 10” play and… if I owned a gun, I’d be a dead man right now…

SIX MAN, TEXAS

2008 AFI DALLAS FILM FESTIVAL TEXAS COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY! We’re reminded again why the book, movie and television series “Friday Night Lights” took place in Texas and not, say, Rhode Island…