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

FILMS GONE WILD: 2012 SUNDANCE #1; GETTING INTO TOWN, AND GETTING THIS THING STARTED

So it is time to clear the cobwebs off “Films Gone Wild” and start charging this thing up again… Sundance is back!



Posted on January 20, 2012 by

FILMS GONE WILD – WORD ASSOCIATION WITH NORMAN JEWISON

RELENTLESS RENEGADE: THE FILMS OF NORMAN JEWISON will bring not just a comprehensive look at that director’s very cool and wide-ranging filmography to the Walter Reade Theater, but it will bring the director himself…



Posted on May 25, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD: DALLAS IFF 2011 – ROUND ONE

Of all the film festivals I have worked with, for and attended, DALLAS IFF is my favorite beyond any doubt…



Posted on April 2, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD – HOW SERIOUSLY DO YOU TAKE YOUR MOVIES?

This column has been a long time coming. Actually, posting a new column has been a long time coming but me weighing in on this subject has been gestating for almost that entire time as well…



Posted on March 17, 2011 by

FILMS GONE WILD: SUNDANCE 2011 – THE FINAL ROUND (FOR ME), “I KNEW A GUY THAT TIED FLAMING TENNIS BALLS TO CATS’ TAILS AND LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. I THINK HE’S A COP NOW.”

Day #4 and I decide to sleep in for a whole extra hour of sleep and skip the 8AM/9AM screenings for the first time…



Posted on January 28, 2011 by

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

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