RSS Current Media Writings

  • Charles Bronson’s From Noon Till Three (1976) + Murphy’s Law (1986) January 21, 2017
    Reviews of two very interesting genre variants starring Charles Bronson - Frank Gilroy's odd black comedy From Noon Till Three (1976) and J. Lee Thompson's cop thriller Murphy's Law (1986), both on Blu from Twilight Time.
  • BR: From Noon Till Three (1976) January 21, 2017
    Frank Gilroy’s novel may have flowed from comedy to romance, black comedy to semi-tragedy, with an absurdist finale, but his own adaptation and direction resulted in a most peculiar western which was an impossible sell...
  • BR: Murphy’s Law (1986) January 21, 2017
    It’s hard to decide if J. Lee Thompson’s final years making movies for Cannon could be branded a reprieve from retirement for the veteran writer / editor / director, or the nadir of a skilled filmmaker who peaked with two magnificent back-to-back classics: the WWII epic The Guns of Navarone and the brutal revenge thriller Cape Fear...

RSS Latest Podcasts

  • KQEK.com --- Interview with Julia Marchese, director of Out of Print (2017) January 4, 2017
    Julia Marchese discusses directing Out of Print (2014), a passionate documentary on the New Beverly Cinema, the feisty, independent rep cinema renowned for programming rare slices of film history; and the increasing difficulty for programmers to access and screen 35mm film prints in an age of digital projections and DCPs. Visit KQEK.com for a film review of
  • KQEK.com --- Interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist (2016) November 21, 2016
    Craig Atkinson discusses his directorial debut, Do Not Resist (2016), an unsettling documentary on the militarization of local police departments. Filmed just as the violence in Ferguson began to erupt, Atkinson details the overuse of S.W.A.T. for mundane search warrants, and the current government grants that enable departments to buy army surplus vehicles.

RSS Recent Films + Making-Of Blogs

  • Stock Footage + Loops Collection #3: NIMA 2016 – Girl November 26, 2016
    The third of three stock footage collections is now available for purchase, and features images from my 2016 visual podcast with film composer Nima Fakhrara. Also included is free desktop / cellphone wallpaper derived from key frame grabs.
  • Stock Footage + Loops Collection #2: NIMA 2016 – Lake November 26, 2016
    The second of three stock footage collections is now available for purchase, and features images from my 2016 visual podcast with film composer Nima Fakhrara. Also included is free desktop / cellphone wallpaper derived from key frame grabs.
  • Stock Footage + Loops Collection #1: NIMA 2016 – Sorrow November 26, 2016
    The first of three stock footage collections is now available for purchase, and features images from my 2016 visual podcast with film composer Nima Fakhrara. Also posted are links to free downloadable samples (via Vimeo), and desktop / cellphone wallpaper derived from key frame grabs.