Horror at the drive-in

Halloween Ends Dir: David Gordon Green Scr: Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green Phot: Michael Simmonds Ed: Timothy Alverson Premiere: Oct. 14, 2022 111 min. Smile Dir: Parker Finn Scr: Parker Finn Phot: Charlie Sarroff Ed: Elliot Greenberg Premiere: Sept. 20, 2022 115 min. Who doesn’t love the drive-in? What say?Continue reading “Horror at the drive-in”

The Black Phone

The Black Phone Dir: Scott Derrickson Scr: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Phot: Brett Jutkiewicz Ed: Frederic Thoraval Premiere: June 24, 2022 103 min. There’s a lot going on in “The Black Phone.” It’s a serial-killer story. It’s a ghost story. It’s a psychic-child story. It’s even a coming-of-age story. All these stories chug alongsideContinue reading “The Black Phone”

Insufferably pleased with myself

There has been nothing for me like the publishing of my first book. After years of writing for hire for all manner of perishable publications, to create something tangible and lasting is a thrill. For a non-fiction writer, a career is a series of proposals pitched, re-thought, re-pitched. As much if not more time isContinue reading “Insufferably pleased with myself”