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

FILMS GONE WILD: A COUPLE OF DAYS IN MOVIE UTOPIA

I’m asked to step outside of the car with my license and insurance and the cop asks me where I’m headed. “Utopia,” I say. He thinks about that and asks, “What does that word mean?” I wasn’t expecting that one…



Posted on September 2, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: THE SAGA OF GETTING “STRIPPED” MADE… SO FAR…

A significant indie production company is now circling. They’ve read our press, reached out to us through mutual business connections and asked to read the script and see what we’ve got as part of the package to date. Very exciting. But they have no money…



Posted on August 26, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: THE FEMALE DIRECTING PASSION – FROM THE LA LATINO INTL FILM FESTIVAL

At each of the film festivals I have worked for the last few years, I have made a point to focus a special key light on the female filmmakers. I never tire of celebrating their work; there is inevitably something unique about their inspiration, effort or struggle to get their films made…



Posted on August 19, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: YOU KNOW WHAT’S SCARY? MAYBE A MOVIE CAN NO LONGER SCARE ME

My Facebook page is rife with semi-professional horror hotties and cut-rate indie scaremeisters cooking up gorefests on the cheap. None of which looks particularly inspired. I mean, I get it. Cleavage plus blood equals a hot DVD cover for your merchandise table, but I need more…



Posted on August 12, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: PAUL ANDRESEN – CORRALLING THE INSANE CLOWN POSSE FOR “BIG MONEY RUSTLAS”

Shaggy mined Clint Eastwood. Violent J couldn’t make up his mind how he was going to portray his character until the camera rolled, and then he was a laser beam…



Posted on August 5, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: RYAN PIERS WILLIAMS – MINING “THE DRY LAND” FOR SERIOUS MOVIEMAKING GOLD

On the eve of the film’s limited release in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, I talked to filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams about each step in that process to shed some light on how exactly it happened for THE DRY LAND, what his role and experiences were like in particular, and what he has learned from it all…



Posted on July 29, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: DON’T MAKE ME SAY THIS AGAIN, “NO, GREGORY HARRISON WILL NOT BE AT THE FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL!”

I guess you could make the case that in a world beset with Team Edward and Team Jacob craziness and fan fervor that people could make some overheated assumptions. And apparently the “Trapper John” faithful has been hungering for a Gregory Harrison sighting or to score some “Dr. Gonzo Gates” love, but now that really won’t happen…



Posted on July 22, 2010 by

FILMS GONE WILD: ATTENTION INDIE FILMMAKERS! LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN FROM A SEX TOY CONVENTION

You’ve gotta be William Castle now. Put the buzzers under the seats, string up a skeleton and pay some hot “nurses” to give out insurance policies (just in case an audience member dies from fright during the screening). If making the movie was that important to you, then getting people to watch it and buy it should be just as important to you…



Posted on July 15, 2010 by

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