Category Archives: Movies

Happy Birthday, Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret entertaining US troops in Vietnam, 1966 Today is Ann-Margret’s birthday. Her autobiography, Ann-Margret: My Story is wonderful. What a career. And it’s still unfolding. There are so many classic scenes. Tommy. Carnal Knowledge. Of course, too, there is the … Continue reading

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Review: Small Crimes (2017)

My review of Small Crimes is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Ebertfest Dispatches

A couple of different critics wrote up the jam-packed days of Ebertfest for Rogerebert.com. If you’re interested, here are the posts: Ebertfest 2017: Day 1, by Sam Fragoso Ebertfest 2017: Day 2, by Matt Fagerholm Ebertfest 2017: Day 3, by … Continue reading

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Ebertfest Snapshots

Introducing “July and Half of August” before the screening — Chatting with Hugh Dancy before the panel we both participated in. That was the panel where I said, in regards to rom-coms, “I would LOVE to be chased by Cary … Continue reading

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Review: Burn Motherfucker, Burn! (2017)

I reviewed the documentary premiering on Showtime, Burn Motherfucker, Burn! for Rogerebert.com.

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Ebertfest: Day 1

It’s wonderful to be here in Champaign-Urbana. This is my 4th year coming to Ebertfest. My mother and one of my sisters both flew in for Ebertfest and for the screening of my film July and Half of August, which … Continue reading

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On Elia Kazan’s East of Eden: for Library of America

Recently, I wrote a small piece which could be given a High School English class title: What James Dean and East of Eden meant to me. When I wrote it, I was deep in research for a huge piece which … Continue reading

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Ebertfest 2017 Preview

So proud and honored that our short film July and Half of August is part of the impressive 2017 Ebertfest lineup. The video of me there is from the Albuquerque festival. I had just arrived at the hotel, and had … Continue reading

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Review: Heal the Living (2017): God, I loved this

Ignore the bad poster. This is a really special movie and it has stuck with me. It’s not what it’s about that matter, it’s HOW the story is told that is so special. Katell Quillévéré is an extremely talented director. … Continue reading

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Review: Win It All (2017)

I reviewed Joe Swanberg’s latest, Win It All, for Rogerebert.com.

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