Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I Wrote These Things: Fall 2018 Edition
No need for the usual "ugh, haven't done this in too long" apologies, let's just do it, here we go:
For the New York Times:
A brief history (and, along the way, something of an etymology) of the "director's cut."
A round-up of Orson Welles movies, pegged to the Netflix debut of The Other Side of the Wind.
And along the same lines, a look at movies lost (partially or entirely) and found.
Plus, some recommended reading by William Goldman, on the occasion of his passing.
A brief history of the X-rated movie (like, before it meant porn).
Inspired by Bad Times at the El Royale, a look at the good and bad Pulp Fiction knock-offs.
A bunch of Halloween content: a deep dive into the making and release of the original, a ranking of the entire series, and a round-up of the new entry's callbacks.
From the Tallgrass Film Festival, I interviewed Pam Grier and Martin Starr.
And from the International Film Festival and Awards at Macau, I covered Nicolas Cage's Master Class.
I was so mad about FilmStruck closing, I wrote about it. Twice.
I had cancelled MoviePass, so I tried Sinemia. It did not go well!
Festival coverage! Here's a preview and wrap-up of the New York Film Festival, and a wrap-up of Tallgrass too.
And here are reviews, of Suspiria, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Roma.