Writing

Roger Ebert
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
20th Century Women (2016)
Patriots Day (2016)
The Great Performances of 2016
The 10 Best Films of 2016
All We Had (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Things to Come (2016)
Always Shine (2016)
New Voices: Ebert Young Writers Program for the Arts covers HIFF 2016
I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)
Elle (2016)
The state of cinema: 2016
In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Christine (2016)
Little Sister (2016)
Under the Shadow (2016)
Audrie & Daisy (2016)
Southwest of Salem (2016)
Kicks (2016)
The Wild Life (2016)
White Girl (2016)
Always the Greatest: Remembering Muhammad Ali
In Order of Disappearance (2016)
Spa Night (2016)
Disorder (2016)
World-Class Acting: On Joan Crawford and Sudden Fear
Little Men (2016)
Don’t Think Twice (2016)
Quitters (2016)
Phantom Boy (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Life, Animated (2016)
Carnage Park (2016)
Wiener-Dog (2016)
Nuts! (2016)
Puerto Ricans in Paris (2016)
The Fits (2016)
Art Bastard (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
Dheepan (2016)
Dough (2016)
Sin Alas (2016)
Men & Chicken (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Radical Grace (2015)
Midsummer in Newtown (2016)
The Last Laugh (2016)
My Scientology Movie (2015)
The Tenth Man (2016)
Sing Street (2016)
Mother (2016)
God’s Not Dead 2 (2016)
The Dark Horse (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Fade to White: Thelma and Louise Turns 25
Born To Be Blue (2016)
Krisha (2016)
The Perfect Match (2016)
Marguerite (2016)
Cemetery of Splendour (2016)
Rolling Papers (2016)
Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2016)
Tumbledown (2016)
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to “Off the Wall”
Naz & Maalik (2016)
The 5th Wave (2016)
R.I.P. Alan Rickman
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2016)
A Living Cinematic Organism: Stephen Cone on Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party
Joy (2015)
Ten Best Films of 2015
The Best Performances of 2015
Individual Top Tens of 2015
Interview with Charles Hood, director of Night Owls
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
Night Owls (2015)
Christmas, Again (2015)
Gena Rowlands: A Life in Film
Carol (2015)
Sweet Micky for President (2015)
Spotlight (2015)
Suffragette (2015)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Interview with Reed Morano, director of Meadowland (2015)
The Final Girls (2015)
Breathe (2015)
The Visit (2015)
Cinema That Attacks You: The Directors of Goodnight Mommy
Break Point (2015)
Digging for Fire (2015)
Tom at the Farm (2015)
10,000 Saints (2015)
The Gift (2015)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Samba (2015)
A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015)
Mad Women (2015)
In Stereo (2015)
Faith of Our Fathers (2015)
Eden (2015)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
The Nightmare (2015)
Results (2015)
Love at First Fight (2015)
Animals (2015)
The Film Critic (2015)
I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story (2015)
Monty Python Live
Meadowland (2015)
Fastball (2015)
El Cinco (2015)
Among the Believers (2015)
Gored (2015)
In Transit (2015)
5 to 7 (2015): Interview with director Victor Levin
Dreamcatcher (2015)
Treading Water (2015)
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
From Tales of Hoffmann to Taxi Driver: An Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker
Unfinished Business (2015)
The Widowmaker (2015)
Marion Cotillard in Two Days One Night
Girlhood (2015)
Against the Sun (2015)
Three Night Stand (2015)
Appropriate Behavior (2015)
Taken 3 (2015)
Just One Line: Edward Herrmann, 1943-2014
Big Eyes (2014)
The Individual Top Tens of 2014
The Ten Best Films of 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Miss Julie (2014)
The Foxy Merkins (2014)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Witness to a Legend: The Career of Gena Rowlands
Bad Hair (2014)
The Homesman (2014)
The Tower (2014)
Jessabelle (2014)
The Great Invisible (2014)
Private Violence (2014)
Watchers of the Sky (2014)
Housebound (2014)
Addicted (2014)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Copenhagen (2014)
The Hero of Color City (2014)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
The Guest (2014)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Joan Rivers 1933-2014
Falcon Rising (2014)
The Identical (2014)
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
The One I Love (2014)
Love Is Strange (2014)
The Giver (2014)
The Strange Little Cat (2014)
Behaving Badly (2014)
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Affluenza (2014)
Interview: Paul Duane & John Healy of Barbaric Genius
Interview with Greg Salvatore
La Bare (2014)
A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
Hellion (2014)
Obvious Child (2014)
QA with Dan Callahan on Vanessa Redgrave
A Night in Old Mexico (2014)
Palo Alto (2014)
NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Young & Beautiful (2014)
Make Your Move (2014)
Hateship Loveship (2014)
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2014)
Alien Abduction (2014)
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2014)
Rob the Mob (2014)
Nymphomaniac, Vol. I (2014)
Maladies (2014)
A Birder’s Guide to Everything (2014)
The Single Moms Club (2014)
The Art of the Steal (2014)
The Right Kind of Wrong (2014)
U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)
A Farewell to Fools (2014)
Bethlehem (2014)
The Bag Man (2014)
Son of God (2014)
The Wind Rises (2014)
Omar (2014)
Child’s Pose (2014)
Winter’s Tale (2014)
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)
7 Boxes (2014)
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014
Best Night Ever (2014)
Gimme Shelter (2014)
Back In the Day (2014)
The Banshee Chapter (2014)
Black Coffee (2014)
The Best Offer (2013)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2013)
Justin Bieber’s Believe (2013)
All the Light in the Sky (2013)
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
On Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45
My Favorite Roger: Kwik Stop
Merry Christmas (2013)
Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here (2013)
The Motel Life (2013)
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Big Sur (2013)
Enzo Avitabile Music Life (2013)
Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)
Concussion (2013)
Metallica: Through the Never (2013)
The Movie Love Questionnaire
Prisoners (2013)
The Family (2013)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013)
Red Obsession (2013)
My Father and the Man in Black (2013)
The Lifeguard (2013)
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Una Noche (2013)
We the Parents (2013)
I Give It a Year (2013)
Blood (2012)
Drift (2013)
A Band Called Death (2013)
The Heat (2013)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
The Melancholy Hero: On the Acting of Owen Wilson
The Internship (2013)
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Stories We Tell (2012)
Sightseers (2012)
What Maisie Knew (2013)
Gimme the Loot (2012)
Barbara (2012)

The Criterion Collection
The Long Shadow of Gilda (1946)
Video-essay on Gena Rowlands for Love Streams (1984)

Academy Awards: Governors Awards Tribute Reel Narration
Editor Anne V. Coates, 2016, narration read by Diane Lane
Actress Gena Rowlands, 2015, narration read by Angelina Jolie

Film Comment
TCM Diary: Faulkner’s Tomorrow
September/October 2016 issue: “Sweet Agony:” Dean Stockwell in Compulsion
Best Films of 2016
TCM Diary: Miriam Hopkins!
TCM Diary: The Night Digger and Alice, Sweet Alice.

The Dissolve
Tap World (2015)
Bravetown (2015)
The Girl Is In Trouble (2015)
Farewell to Hollywood (2015)
The 50 Best Films of the Decade So Far, Part 1
Cake (2015)
Beside Still Waters (2014)
The Heart Machine (2014)
The Canal (2014)
Last Hijack (2014)
Swim Little Fish Swim (2014)
Last Weekend (2014)

Bright Wall/Dark Room
Riotous Excursions: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
“Why Do You Have to Carry the Burden of Someone Else’s Life?” A Conversation about Running on Empty
Love Me Tender (1956)
Venetian Blinds and Gleaming Silver Pistols: Sudden Fear (1952)
You Are What You Do: His Girl Friday (1940)

Movie Mezzanine
Time After Time: Looking Back on Before Sunrise
To Be Okay: An Interview with Shawn Christensen

The Cinephiliacs Podcast
Peter Labuza and I discuss Opening Night and other topics

Flavorwire
The 50 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time

Capital New York
Intolerance (1916)
R.I.P., James Gandolfini
TFF 2013: Run & Jump
TFF 2013: Oxyana
TFF 2013: Whitewash
TFF 2013: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
TFF 2013: The King of Comedy
TFF 2012: Rubberneck
TFF 2012: Interview with Curfew director, Shawn Christensen
TFF 2012: Interview with Fairhaven director, Tom O’Brien
TFF 2012: The Russian Winter
TFF 2012: Booker’s Place
TFF 2012: Curfew
TFF 2012: Downeast
TFF 2012: Fairhaven
On Jennifer Lawrence
Now, Forager (2011)
Las Acacias (2011)
The Kid With a Bike (2012)
Oscars: Best Picture
Oscars: Best Director
Oscars: Best Actor
Oscars: Best Actress
Anatomy of a performance: Whitney Houston sings Star-Spangled Banner, Jan. 1991
Oscars: Best Supporting Actor
Oscars: Best Supporting Actress
Creepy Kid Movies
Interview with Ron Eldard
The Iron Lady (2011)
Iron Ladies of Cinema
War Horse (2011)
Top 10 Films of 2011
Why actors still talk about Charlie Chaplin
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Anonymous (2011)
NYFF 2011: Shame
The Ides of March (2011)
NYFF 2011: A Dangerous Method
NYFF 2011: This Is Not a Film
NYFF 2011: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
NYFF 2011: A Separation
NYFF 2011: Carnage
NYFF 2011: The Turin Horse
NYFF 2011: Melancholia
Moneyball (2011)
Fall 2011 Movie Preview
Contagion (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Fright Night (2011)
The Help (2011)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Actress Rose Byrne
Tree of Life (2011)
House of Blue Leaves
TFF 2011: Stuck Between Stations
TFF 2011: Last Night
TFF 2011: Roadie
TFF 2011: Cinema Komunisto and The Miners’ Hymns
TFF 2011: The Good Life, Donor Unknown and Gone
TFF 2011: Cairo Exit
TFF 2011: The Trip
TFF 2011: Flowers of Evil
TFF 2011: Rabies
In a Better World (2010)
Jane Eyre (2011)
Certified Copy (2010)
Cold Weather (2011)
The African Queen (1951)
The Company Men (2011)
The Housemaid (2011)
The King’s Speech (2010)
Blue Valentine (2010)
True Grit (2010)

Fandor
Feature Films of 2015
Last Looks at The Making of a Classic: Picture This
Breaking Through the Ban: Thoughts on the Iranian Film Blogathon
Oscar Report Card: Best Actress
Career Character: In Praise of Melissa Leo
An Immortal Poet, Resurrected: The Belle of Amherst
Full-Range Ferocity: Jeremy Renner
Laughing at Oblivion: The Cherry Orchard (1999)

Press Play
God Is the Bigger Elvis (2012)
Breaking Bad: The Cousins
Breaking Bad, Seasons 3 and 4
Breaking Bad, Seasons 1 and 2

Salon.com
The Movie Experience I Can’t Forget

The House Next Door
“Talk About the Movie”: A Bug’s Life and Up
Fully Realized: On Natasha Richardson in Cabaret
Gone Away, Come Back: Mickey Rourke
Indelible Ink: Paul Newman
William Holden: To Live Like a Human Being
5 for the Day: Jeff Bridges
5 for the Day: Cary Grant
You, the Jury: Joan Crawford, Otto Preminger, and Daisy Kenyon
5 for the Day: Dean Stockwell
5 for the Day: Kate Hepburn
Between Heaven and Earth
Where God Left His Shoes
Fireworks Wednesday

Noir of the Week
The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Side Street (1950)
Deadline at Dawn (1946)

The Sewanee Review
“Two Birds,” a personal essay about my father and Irish literature. The 2006 Irish Letters edition.

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