Tag Archives: Harry Dean Stanton

“He’s one of those actors who knows that his face IS the story.” – Sam Shepard on Harry Dean Stanton

It’s Harry Dean Stanton’s birthday today. I’m pretty sure my introduction to Harry Dean Stanton – whose birthday it is today – was as Molly Ringwald’s sad dad in Pretty in Pink (he made a huge impression on me). It … Continue reading

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Films I Loved in 2017

… and if I’ve written about them, I’ll include links. My “Top 10′ is included over at Ebert but I’m honestly not into rankings. Silly to do with art. Here are some of the films I’ve loved. And I missed … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2017

It’s been a God-awful year in so many unprecedented ways. It’s also been a great year for me professionally (which has brought with it its own set of challenges.) Here are some of the things I’ve written this year. Reviews, … Continue reading

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Great Performances of 2017: Rogerebert.com

The group of regular critics at Rogerebert.com weighed in on what we consider to be some of the Great Performances of 2017. It was my great pleasure to write about Garrett Hedlund’s performance in Mudbound (streaming on Netflix: you need … Continue reading

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October 2017 Viewing Diary

11:55 (2016; d. Ari Issler, Ben Snyder) A Marine returns from the war in Iraq and gets sucked back into the criminal element in his old neighborhood, even as his sister, his girlfriend, his niece, plead with him to avoid … Continue reading

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Gotham Awards Nominations Announcement

This is my third year serving on one of the nominating committees for the annual Gotham Awards. I served on the committee for Best Breakthrough Performance twice, and this year, I was honored to serve with David Ehrlich, Alison Willmore, … Continue reading

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2017 Movies That Should Be On Your Radar

These are movies either out now or opening soon. I’ll do a more comprehensive round-up of all the movies later in the year once I’ve seen more. In the meantime: Director: Sean Baker Screenplay: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch U.S. release … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton

My tribute to the legend, the icon, the irreplaceable Harry Dean Stanton is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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“The Truman brothers are both true men.” Keith Uhlich on Twin Peaks, episode 10

A couple of re-caps from my friends Keith and Dan. A couple in real life. Re-capping Twin Peaks in different outlets. It’s been so fun to follow along with their thoughts. Here’s Keith in MUBI on episode 10. Here’s Dan. … Continue reading

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June 2017 Viewing Diary

Mad Men, Season 2 – 7 Not sure why I decided to do a re-watch. I think what happened is I watched the pilot and then couldn’t stop myself. It’s been a terrible month. I needed the comfort of the … Continue reading

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