FILMS GONE WILD: SUNDANCE 2011 – ROUND THREE, “WHY DID YOU BURY YOURSELF IN THE BACKYARD?”

Day #3 and the jittery non-sleep symptoms are kicking in. I’m at the Library for my first screening and Miranda July and her teeny tininess walks in just ahead of me…



Posted on January 24, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD: SUNDANCE 2011 – ROUND TWO, “YOU CAN’T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS WITH A SHOTGUN.”

James Faust, Artistic director of DALLAS IFF unwittingly serves as my alarm clock this morning as he carefully tries to climb down from upper bunk bed…



Posted on January 22, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD: SUNDANCE 2011 – THE OPENING ROUND

Basically, I think it’s more important to get the observations and first impressions out there so we’ll just go where the thoughts lead, either with quick hits or more in-depth…



Posted on January 21, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD: A CONVERSATION WITH “TWELVE THIRTY” FILMMAKER JEFF LIPSKY

Film Society’s Associate Programming Director Scott Foundas said, “Jeff enjoys making films comprised of moments that other films left out”…



Posted on January 7, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD: SHOULD WE CARE THAT MUCH ABOUT THE FILM FOUNDATION?

I believe that times like these underline and reinforce the idea of charity. Crudely put, when conditions are harsh, your charity is you. So, if you DO choose to give to, or support an organization or group or cause, then you must REALLY think that it deserves your support or that it truly needs your help…



Posted on December 9, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: LANDING SMACK DAB IN THE CENTER OF FILM IN NEW YORK CITY

I’ve been on hiatus from FILMS GONE WILD for a little while and there has been a reason for that. I have joined the Film Society of Lincoln Center as a Senior Publicist…



Posted on December 2, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: OH, THE HORROR… AT ZOMBCON SEATTLE AND NEW YORK’S FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Horror film conventions could probably match state and county fairs for reliability on bringing the faithful out in droves…



Posted on November 11, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: ALAN ARKIN TALKS THE REAL “CATCH-22″ AT THE SANTA FE FILM FEST

Arkin read a prepared intro that attempted to explain his thoughts regarding CATCH-22, its critical reception and his experience making the film. The word “arduous” apparently doesn’t begin to describe the 8-month long shoot in Mexico, Italy and the U.S….



Posted on October 28, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: TURNING A CRITICAL EYE TOWARD THE WEB SERIES COMMUNITY

Just making that effort isn’t nearly enough anymore. Simply put – it’s time for the web series world to grow up already…



Posted on October 21, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: EASY LISTENING MOVIES

Possibly the fact that these films resonate in this way to me has much to do with the fact that I am well past my days of needing to be first in line or maybe even at the preview midnight screening of that weekend’s big, hotly anticipated studio movie that is sure to be the most awesomeness thing ever…



Posted on October 15, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: HELPFUL HINTS FOR CARPETBAGGERS

Carpetbaggers desperately want that moment on the red carpet where the photographers are all taking their picture and then TV crews and journalists are interviewing them and asking them questions…



Posted on October 7, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: IN DEFENSE OF THE BROCCOLI MOVIE

Broccoli Movies are movies that are good for you. You SHOULD see them because they are exceptionally well-done, artistic, have a great message, are fine examples of a film legend’s work, were very influential for later beloved films and filmmakers…



Posted on September 30, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: WANTING TO KEEP AWAY FROM THE KARDASHIANS

I hesitated writing this column for one reason and one reason only – I didn’t want to draw any more attention to something truly heinous without a single thing to redeem it…



Posted on September 23, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A FILMMAKING BREAKOUT (OR BREAKDOWN)

All three were good friends of mine whose talent as artists and filmmakers I was well aware of, but all three were in that position of either just about to try the film festival go-round, or take a swipe at TV land success for the first time…



Posted on September 16, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: A BUNCH OF MOVIES ON ONE DVD… SUCH A BARGAIN!

When I first thought about writing the FILMS GONE WILD column, one of the first ideas to write about was inspired by a couple DVDs that held uncomfortable spots in my library…



Posted on September 9, 2010 by

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