Southern Man

October 3, 2017

When you start to talk about Tom Petty and how he fits into our cultural landscape, you’ve got to go back a bit — because Tom Petty has been around awhile, and because he is so easy to take for …

Dog Justice

September 28, 2017

I would avenge Ol’ Shep right here; had I finger, and a rifle. I’d leave damn Timmy in the well, contemplating vast and trifle. The scuttling hare would know my name, those squirrels would reap a welter. And random cats, …

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

September 26, 2017

Official trailer for "The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille" from dan coplan on Vimeo.

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs trailer

September 21, 2017

The joys — and snares — of instant global communication

September 17, 2017

   Jack Schnedler, this blog’s occasional peripatetic correspondent, is back with wife Marcia in Iceland this month. It’s their fourth visit in six years to these longtime globetrotters’ currently favorite foreign destination. Both retired in 2011 from editor’s jobs at …

A Sunday Morning set

September 17, 2017

Fooling around with new equipment.

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Five

September 12, 2017

TIFF 2017: Day 5 Films: 3 Vibe: Ground Down Chappaquiddick: For a film that could have gone absolutely, terribly wrong, John Cullen’s examination of the infamous Ted Kennedy incident that left a young woman drowned and his political career in tatters is almost …

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Four

September 11, 2017

TIFF 2017: Day 4 Films: 3 Vibe: Dispirited Mary Shelley: One of the bigger disappointments of the festival so far, especially considering the talent of the director, Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda) and the potency of the subject matter. Shelley, of course, was the …

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Three

September 10, 2017

TIFF 2017: Day 3 Films: 3 Vibe: Piquant Stronger: Patriots Day was the kind of reactionary, jingoistic bonfire designed almost solely for Boston native son Mark Wahlburg to mutter “They messed with the wrong city!” on screen. David Gordon Green explores similar territory – …

“Before the Deluge”

September 9, 2017

“Before