Tag Archives: Gena Rowlands

From Arrow Films UK: Woody Allen Box Set 1986 – 1991

Arrow Films/Video in the UK has been putting out Woody Allen box sets, and their latest covers the years 1986-1991. I was so honored to be asked to write the booklet essay for one of my favorite Woody Allen films, … Continue reading

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For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Woody Allen Box Set: In Praise of Another Woman

Another Woman is not often referenced as one of the great Woody Allen films. It doesn’t get much “play” at all, actually, when his work is discussed or evaluated. I have no idea why. It’s a masterpiece. I’ve always thought … Continue reading

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For John Wayne’s Birthday: Hondo (1953) at MoMA: John Wayne in 3D

Perfect timing: I’ve been absolutely loving Scott Eyman’s biography of John Wayne: John Wayne: The Life and Legend. It’s so good, people. It’s the biography that this icon deserves. I’m not done with it yet, and I’ll post more on … Continue reading

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Film Society at Lincoln Center: Anna Magnani Retrospective 5/18-6/1

In a recent radio interview about Gena Rowlands, host Jason Di Rosso asked me what other actresses might even enter the foyer of the foyer of what Gena Rowlands does as an actress. I’ve got my Top 4: Gena Rowlands, … Continue reading

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On ABC Radio Australia: Talking Gena Rowlands with Jason Di Rosso

Had a great time talking with Australian film critic and radio talk-show host Jason Di Rosso, on ABC Radio National, broadcast out of Sidney. Di Rosso hosts a weekly show called The Final Cut and he had me on to … Continue reading

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Oscar Night: For Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Governors Awards last November Gena Rowlands’ Lifetime Achievement Oscar, presented to her at the Governors Awards last November, is the only Oscar that matters to me. There were many films and … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Vilmos Zsigmond, Part II

Glenn Kenny has a beautiful tribute to the work of this legendary cinematographer. Zsigmond not only worked in a flexible way, adjusting his style to the material, he was a personal artist: he shared with us how he saw the … Continue reading

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Film Writing in 2015

For Rogerebert.com: R.I.P. Edward Herrmann. “The moment lasts two seconds and consists of only two words: “Welcome home.” Two seconds and two words is all an actor like Edward Herrmann needs to get the job done.” On Seth Rogen’s controversial … Continue reading

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