Archives for the ‘Writings’ Category

The Women-in-Prison Film: From Reform to Revolution

By • Feb 11th, 2013 • Category: Writings

My study of the Women-in-Prison film genre (which coincided with the making of my short film, Condemned) is featured in the new issue of Bright Lights Film Journal. The piece tracks the history of the genre from Cecil B. DeMille’s Manslaughter (1922) to Jonathan Demme’s Caged Heat (1974). It was previously published as part of […]

More Lists: 2011 in DVD/BluRay on Films in Review

By • Dec 26th, 2011 • Category: Writings

Films in Review just published my choices for best DVD and BluRay releases for 2011. With selections including Henri-Georges Clouzot, Aki Kaurismaki, Radley Metzger, Women-in-Prison, some Film Noirs, and Clara Bow! Head over to FIR to check it out. And a clip from my top pick:

Listmania: 11 Tunes for 2011

By • Dec 15th, 2011 • Category: Updates, Writings

To mark the nearing end of the year, and celebrate the coming of 2012, I decided to jump on the list-making wagon and offer 11 tunes that moved, shook, and inspired me throughout 2011. In no particular order: Those Darlins – Mystic Mind (from Screws Get Loose) My favorite track from my favorite album of […]

The TCM Classic Film Festival

By • May 24th, 2011 • Category: Writings

My coverage of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival recently went up at Films in Review. It was easily the best film festival I had the privilege to attend. Head over to Films in Review to read my account of the event.

How Errol Flynn Won the War

By • Aug 6th, 2010 • Category: Writings

My review of TCM’s new Errol Flynn Adventures DVD set is now up at Films In Review. The set includes Desperate Journey, Edge of Darkness, Northern Pursuit, Uncertain Glory, and Objective, Burma!. Click to read at FIR…

So Young So Bad: Reform School Girls In The 1950s

By • Mar 9th, 2010 • Category: Condemned, Updates, Writings

“The Story of a Teen-Age Fire-Bomb! Look out! She’s set to explode!” (The Green Eyed Blonde, 1957) With the making of my new short film, Condemned, I found myself watching and re-watching many Women-In-Prison (WIP) films. Recently catching up with a curious 1957 picture, The Green Eyed Blonde, I was inspired to write about the […]

New Review: Women in Prison Triple Feature

By • Jul 16th, 2009 • Category: Writings

My review of a new Women in Prison DVD set is up at Films In Review. The set includes Women in Cell Block 7, Escape from Hell & The Hot Box. All three were rather disappointing. The article offers an overview of the genre and where it went wrong. Read at FIR…

Russ Meyer Profile from March ’08

By • Jun 24th, 2009 • Category: Writings

Uploaded scans of a Russ Meyer profile I wrote for Maarvon Magazine in Israel. Originally published in March, 2008. The piece is in Hebrew, images sorted right-to-left…

The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

By • Jun 4th, 2009 • Category: Updates, Writings

My review of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival is now up at The Brooklyn Rail. Also available in print around the Brooklyn area. It features reviews of Black Dynamite, Don McKay, Stay Cool, The Girlfriend Experience, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, Transcendent Man, Soul Power, Blank City and Burning Down the House: […]

“Our Only Crime is That We Love Cinema”: Menahem Golan @ 80

By • May 31st, 2009 • Category: Updates, Writings

Menahem Golan turns 80 today. To celebrate the birthday of this filmmaking giant, the Tel-Aviv Cinematheque Magazine in Israel put out a special tribute issue. I was happy to contribute a piece about the history of Cannon Films, the American production company of Golan’s and his cousin’s, Yoram Globus. Scans can be found below. Click […]