November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving (for d.l.) We went into the alkaline hills childless and arrogant with chianti and tupperware in running shoes and silk sweaters — jeans against jumping chollo, canvas jackets for the shadows’ chill. Your invitation surprised me. A fat envelope …

Nelson Carvajal remembers Mike Nichols

November 24, 2014

Asthmatic Kitty sampler

November 22, 2014

Asthmatic Kitty serves up their latest sampler. The compilation begins with a shiner from My Brightest Diamond, follows up with Castanets, and proceeds down their eclectic catalog with songs from Mozart’s Sister, Helado Negro and Lily & Madeleine, as well …

The Blind Run

November 22, 2014

The Blind Run from Philip Martin on Vimeo.

Disorder in the House

November 21, 2014

Been thinking about W.Z. lately.

Restoring Shirley Clarke

November 15, 2014

No one has ever written a book about Shirley Clarke, and I imagine she’s pretty obscure even among most people who style themselves as cinephiles. She shouldn’t be. I expect to be writing about here soon in my OnFilm column …

Ignition – Jalopnik Film Festival Contest Winner

November 14, 2014

The Volvo Cars “Why We Care” short film contest winner, which was produced for the Jalopnik Film Festival. Written by Casey Phillips and directed by Nicholas Cambata. (We wanted to go to this festival.)

November 11

November 11, 2014

November 11, in addition to being Veteran’s/Armistice Day, was my late father-in-law Yanko’s birthday. November 11 from Philip Martin on Vimeo. November 11 (for Jack and Yanko) My father was a soldier. He still has his soldier’s ways. He was …

Coalfest 2014

November 9, 2014

This afternoon we’re going to take our terriers out and march them around a neighborhood a couple of miles away from our own.They’re having some sort of celebration up there, the stores will all be open and there will be …

John Grisham’s Gray Mountain

November 5, 2014

By Karen Martin for blood, dirt & angels Maybe it’s time for John Grisham to get an editor who pays attention to detail. Gray Mountain, Grisham’s latest legal thriller (published Oct. 23 by Doubleday), has an interesting enough concept: Samantha …