RSS Current Media Writings

  • Adventure Time in Havana, Honduras, and Burma! March 26, 2017
    It's Intrigue and Adventure Time with Carol Reed & Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time + Allan Dwan's Escape to Burma (1955) and Jacques Tourneur's Appointment in Honduras (1953) in a VCI RKO-themed double-bill!
  • DVD: Escape to Burma (1955) March 26, 2017
    One of the last batch of films released by dying major RKO Radio Pictures, Escape to Burma was another efficient low-level A picture produced by Benedict Bogeaus with major stars shot on a modest budget, offering some romance, action, exotic escapism, and a tight story that worked as long as you didn’t think too hard and notice its seams...
  • Vintage Erotica & Nikkatsu Naughties March 24, 2017
    Reviews of Vintage Erotica from Cult Epics (Anno 1920 thru 1970) + the relatively tame Nikkatsu Naughtie, Nurse Diary: Beast Afternoon / Kangofu nikki: kemonojimita gogo (1982) from Impulse Pictures / Synapse Films.

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

  • 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.