Tag Archives: Walter Hill

“We’re not breaking new ground. We’re trying to be entertaining within a format that’s familiar.” — Walter Hill

“I very purposely — more and more so every time I do a script — give characters no back story. The way you find out about these characters is by watching what they do, the way they react to stress, … Continue reading

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Myths, Archetypes, and MTV Mood: Costuming in Walter Hill’s Movies

[This piece originally appeared on The Rebeller in January of this year. Rebeller is no more — background story here — and Sonny Bunch, the EIC, gave me permission to post it wherever I would like. So here it is. … Continue reading

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The Sitch with Cinestate

Normally I don’t address the various controversies bubbling up in my line of work. But in this case I am going to make an exception. Perhaps you’ve heard, but maybe not: Cinestate (the production company) has been rocked by pretty … Continue reading

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For Rebeller: Myths, Archetypes, and MTV Mood: Costuming in Walter Hill’s Movies

For the brand-new site Rebeller (a subsidiary of Cinestate), I wrote about Walter Hill’s unique approach to costume design in his films. This was a really fun one. It’s behind a paywall (the site just launched), but there is an … Continue reading

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September 2019 Viewing Diary

Satanic Panic (2019; d. Chelsea Stardust) Rebecca Romijn is reason enough to see this. My review at Ebert. A Hidden Life (2019; d. Terrence Malick) The new Terrence Malick film, about WWII conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, a man from Austria, … Continue reading

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August 2019 Viewing Diary

While We’re Young (2014; d. Noah Baumbach) Part of my own Noah Baumbach retrospective in preparation for writing a piece for Film Comment about his filmography. On stands now. Or order here! I love this one. It’s so honest and … Continue reading

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