RSS Current Media Writings

  • Two Shades of Diane Keaton: Baby Boom (1987) + The Little Drummer Girl (1984) April 20, 2017
    Reviews of two distinct genre outings starring Diane Keaton: the romcom Baby Boom (1987) on Blu via Twilight Time + John Le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl (1984) from Warner Archives.
  • BR: Baby Boom (1987) April 20, 2017
    Former husband and wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Myers (Private Benjamin, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II) concocted this surprisingly effective update of a classic screwball comedy, and although the pair may not have intended Baby Boom to be a time capsule of mores and conflicts of women juggling career and family in the mid-1980s...
  • Little Drummer Girl, The (1984) April 20, 2017
    The absurdity of John Le Carré’s plot may have been the key attraction for Hill: an American actress working in a London rep theatre is recruited by the Israeli secret service to pretend she’s the lover of the bomber’s brother, acting out the role with her own real background until the bomber’s identified and ultimately neutralized...

RSS Latest Podcasts

  • KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Maurizio Guarini (2017) April 7, 2017
    This week’s podcast features a compact Q&A with legendary Goblin member Maurizio Guarini, who joined the iconic Italian prog-rock band and film composing group in 1975, and co-composed & performed on many of Goblin’s greatest albums, including Roller, Suspiria, and Patrick. Guarini, now based in Richmond Hill outside of Toronto, was recently commissi
  • 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

RSS Recent Films + Making-Of Blogs

  • Music Video: Back Bones + Filming in 3D, Part 1 February 2, 2017
    The first of several posts on filming a music video in 3D using a vintage 3-tube ENG video camera, plus some project updates.
  • 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.