RSS Current Media Writings

  • Robert Aldrich’s Emperor of the North (1973) December 6, 2016
    Review of Robert Aldrich's 1973 cult film Emperor of the North (1973), released in a stellar HD transfer via Twilight Time + some minor editorial blather on this amazing director.
  • BR: Emperor of the North (1973) December 6, 2016
    Robert Aldrich did not make movies about nice people, but rather flawed groups of barely contained ire and rage worming through tales of cruel irony or a mean finale, often centered on two rivals, so it’s not hard to see why the tough director was attracted to Christopher Knopf’s lean, mean little script...
  • A Runaway Classic: Runaway Train (1985) December 6, 2016
    Review of Twilight Time's excellent Blu-ray edition of Runaway Train (1985) + from the KQEK.com archives, La-La Land's packed soundtrack CD.

RSS Latest Podcasts

  • 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.
  • KQEK.com --- Interview with Jared Scott, director of The Age of Consequences (2016) November 16, 2016
    Jared Scott discusses his latest film, The Age of Consequences (2016), a provocative documentary on climate change, featuring many former military officials who add deeper credence to the correlation between extreme shifts in climate, mass population migration, and war. Scott also touches upon the film's themes, and his storytelling technique which incl

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.