FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #5

This year I am co-hosting the Daily Buzz radio show on KCPW, which has added some more movie-watching responsibilities since we have to prepare for filmmaker guests appearing on the show…



Posted on January 30, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #4

Here is the second report of nothing but reviews. That’s right, no whiny this happened to me crap, no humble brag “Look who I ran into on Main Street!” stuff, and, best yet, no “Can you believe how bad my diet is, here?!” musing. There will be plenty of that in the next report…



Posted on January 27, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #3

The morning starts with some Film Society of Lincoln Center business: taking care of press ticket requests, sending production stills to people, and clearing out emails before I move on to the first screener of the morning…



Posted on January 25, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #2

John takes a look at, and reviews, five more 2015 Sundance Film Festival selections…



Posted on January 24, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #1

I arrive in Park City for my fifteenth Sundance and the shuttle radio is playing the Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” which is entirely appropriate. Not the song, but the fact that it’s the Carpenters. Park City. Sundance. Back again…



Posted on January 23, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2014 SUNDANCE #3 (NEVER LET ARGENTINIAN COSPLAY WONDER WOMAN ASK CHRIS NOLAN A QUESTION. JUST DON’T.)

In my ever changing and constantly being revised Sundance schedule, FINDNG FELA and LOVE CHILD get dropped this morning and the first screening of the day will be INFINITELY POLAR BEAR…



Posted on January 27, 2014 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2014 SUNDANCE #2 (WHY WOULD A S&M CLUB HAVE A CEO?)

So after I get home from the “Artist at the Table” event Wednesday night, I need to get a head start on the movie watching…



Posted on January 23, 2014 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2014 SUNDANCE (GETTING WHIPLASH WITH MITT ROMNEY)

I have the stereotypical near-catastrophe getting out of New York to Sundance as my flight gets cancelled, but since my eyes are glued to the laptop with headphones on watching a screener, I don’t notice until it’s zero hour prior to when the plane was supposed to take off. Fortunately, there is a flight heading […]



Posted on January 20, 2014 by

FILMS GONE WILD: Q&A WITH “FISH TANK” FILMMAKER ANDREA ARNOLD, FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER’S FIRST FILMMAKER-IN-RESIDENCE

Now that she has returned home to England, I wanted to check in with Andrea Arnold and get her thoughts on the Filmmaker-in-Residence experience and see what lies ahead for the new film project – her first film to be shot in the States…



Posted on November 25, 2013 by

FILMS GONE WILD: SPANISH “DRACULA,” THE BECHDEL TEST AND “ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW”

When I decided to revive FILMS GONE WILD, one of the things I wanted to do was use the column as a forum to get people talking about film and entertainment here – start the conversation, if you will…



Posted on November 11, 2013 by

FILMS GONE WILD: “TWINS OF EVIL”

Forget the twins, this film has the lamest vampire ever!



Posted on November 6, 2013 by

FILMS GONE WILD: THE 2013 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL – THE FILMMAKERS AND CELEBS THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT TO MY RED CARPET – PART 2

And now, the second half of Film Threat’s exclusive on the people that managed to come to this year’s New York Film Festival, yet resist the overwhelming magnetic pull of the photographers and press on my red carpet…



Posted on October 23, 2013 by

FILMS GONE WILD: THE 2013 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL – THE FILMMAKERS AND CELEBS THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT TO MY RED CARPET – PART 1

Well, Films Gone Wild people.. I’m back. And what better way than to start with some cool pictures of filmmakers and celebrities from the just concluded 2013 New York Film Festival…



Posted on October 21, 2013 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2012 SUNDANCE #3; MITT ROMNEY’S WORST NIGHTMARE

I didn’t even get out of the Dallas House until the afternoon, so let’s just get right to the first review…



Posted on January 25, 2012 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2012 SUNDANCE #2; I POOP ON YOUR CAR HOOD!

I felt a little bad that my first report had a ridiculously long build up before I got to my first reviews, so we’re gonna kick this one off immediately…



Posted on January 22, 2012 by

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