Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Here Are All of the Fall of 1997 Columns

In case you'd like them in one, bookmark-able place!

Column one, mid-September: L.A. Confidential and The Game.

Column two, early October: The Edge, The Ice Storm, and Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control.

Column three, mid-October: Boogie Nights and Happy Together.

Column four, early November: Gattaca and Starship Troopers.

Column five, mid-November: Eve's Bayou and One Night Stand.

Column six, late November: Good Will Hunting and The Sweet Hereafter.

Column seven, mid-December: Titanic, Amistad, and Kundun.

Column eight, late December: Jackie Brown, As Good As It Gets, and Wag the Dog.

Monday, January 1, 2018

I Wrote These Things, End of 2017 Edition

As usual, the end of the year was a flurry of bleary-eyed activity, as I attempted to cover all the big end-of-year movies, catch up for best-of lists, plus, y'know, sleep and shop and pack and stuff.

I did a mega-list of the Best 100 Movies on Netflix for the NY Times' Watching.

I was back on the Big Bad Disney beat for The Village Voice, with this piece on their scary-sounding acquisition of Fox.

For Slate, I had this 30th anniversary look at Broadcast News, a movie I celebrate by gawking at its terrible deleted scenes.

And the big Fall of 1997 series came to an end at VICE, with this look at Jackie Brown, Wag the Dog, and As Good as It Gets.

Also for VICE, a review of Phantom Thread, and some thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson's utter disinterest in mainstream success.

Over at Flavorwire, I did year-end lists galore: the 10 best narrative movies of the year, the 10 best documentaries of the year, and ten runners-up that are streaming right now.

I put together a gallery of cool pop-culture postcards, from Gallery1988.

And, of course, one last DVD/VOD guide.