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Sunset Gun
Los Angeles
Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, Criterion and more.
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Farewell, King Milo de Venus was a beautiful lass She had the world in the palm of her hand But she lost both her arms in a wrestling match To get a brown eyed handsome man She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sunset Gun
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Out now! My essay in the newest Ed Brubaker "Kill Or Be Killed" # 7 all about Noel Black's Pretty Poison starring Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins. Art by the great Sean Phillips. Order here. Here's the first paragraph: Those little eyes So helpless and appealing One day will flash and send you Crashing through the ceiling -- Maurice Chevalier (Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sunset Gun
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From my piece written for the New Beverly. “David set it up . . . There are eighteen different places in that film, if you look at it, where he could have stopped the whole thing. He didn’t. He let it go on . . . As so often in life, we let things happen to us because we want it to . . .... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sunset Gun
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Sad day. Rest in Peace, Robert Osborne. A big part to my enjoyment and learning while watching classic cinema. A King in the household. So it was a thrill and an honor sitting across from him as a guest programmer for TCM. That day Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was shooting a segment and we were getting hair and makeup at the same time (I was already nervous... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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“What was serious was when critics followed suit. But then they became afraid of appearing old-fashioned by defending the cinéma de papa, as we call it. And they made fun of its French quality, which is there. They didn’t do anything – nothing important, anyway. They never made a Carnival in Flanders, a Grand Illusion, or a Children of Paradise, forgive my saying so. They... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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From my piece written for the New Beverly. “With my own memories to draw upon, you would think would have an easy time of it. But it was very hard for me to relive my girlhood terror and at the same time to transform the reality of my feelings into the role I was acting. In memory, I still looked at my experiences with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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Out now! My essay in the newest Ed Brubaker "Kill Or Be Killed" # 6 all about the 1962 "Naked City" episode starring Rip Torn & Tuesday Weld. Art by the great Sean Phillips. Order here. Young and beautiful oddballs Tuesday Weld and Rip Torn -- together -- in sickness and in health. Underscore sickness. Madly in love, madly in lust, the actors play two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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My piece on True Romance, running Feb. 17 & 24 at the New Beverly From my interview with the late, great Tony Scott in 2006: KM: This question is asked so often and hard to answer, but I am curious: Do you have a favorite film? TS: “True Romance.” I love all my films but “True Romance” was the best screenplay I ever had. And... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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From my piece on Paper Moon for the New Beverly “There was a part in the script and I asked my dad to help me with it, I was still learning to read… and it said that I had to say: ‘I love you’ to him in the movie… And I looked at him and said, ‘I can’t say that! They don’t want me to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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From my piece written for the New Beverly “Then she crept into my waiting arms, radiant, relaxed, caressing me with her tender, mysterious, impure, indifferent, twilight eyes – for all the world, like the cheapest of cheap cuties. For that is what nymphets imitate – while we moan and die.” – Vladimir Nabokov Adrian Lyne’s Lolita? At the time, the very thought made certain cinéastes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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From my piece written for the New Beverly. What will happen to Debbie? What will happen to Martin? I always ponder this when watching the ending of John Ford’s masterpiece, The Searchers. Most certainly I’ve long soaked in, reflected on and studied the famous final shot of John Wayne’s Ethan Edwards, standing outside that beautifully-framed doorway — the warmth and domesticity, darkened, on one side,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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My piece published at The New Beverly. “Of all the people in Thalia, Billy missed the picture show most. He couldn’t understand that it was permanently closed. Every night he kept thinking it would open again. For seven years he had gone to the show every single night, always sitting in the balcony, always sweeping out once the show was over; he just couldn’t stop... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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Out today! The first of my monthly essays for Ed Brubaker's acclaimed "Kill or Be Killed" with artwork by the great Sean Phillips. Read my take on Alan Arkin's adaptation of Jules Feiffer's darkly comic Little Murders starring Elliott Gould (with a brilliant scene by Donald Sutherland, as well standouts by Vincent Gardenia, Marcia Rodd and a hilariously strange Jon Korkes). Pick it up or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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From my New Beverly piece on the trials, tribulations and tragedies of Leo Gorcey & Bobby Jordan and looking at Kid Dynamite. Leo Gorcey was once a plumber. He was in his last year of high school and worked for his Uncle’s plumbing business earning six dollars a week. He didn’t like that kind of money. It was 1935 and though, not dirt poor, times... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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I took this photo in Lincoln City, Oregon after the seagull hovered... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Sunset Gun
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I contributed to Sight & Sound's Best Films of 2016, choosing five pictures among so many released this year, some I hadn't seen yet (the list was due in November), so I must add. From the magazine: "We asked 163 critics and curators to name their five top movies of the year – and atop what may be our most diverse annual poll yet, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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From my New Beverly piece on Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor, the perfect Christmas movie, especially now. Kathy Hale: Why did you tie me up like that? I mean, you thought I’d call the police. I wouldn’t have. Joe Turner: Why? Kathy: Well, sometimes… I take a picture that isn’t like me, but I took it, so it is like me. It has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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Happy Christmas Eve! The New Beverly is showing The Silent Partner tonight, and I talked with my friend, the iconic Elliott Gould about starring in a very Canadian thriller. And more. Go see it tonight! Kim Morgan: Thank you for talking with me about The Silent Partner. The theater is showing it on Christmas Eve… Elliott Gould: I love that you’re doing that. It’s great.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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My piece on Anthony Burgess and A Clockwork Orange, the novel and movie, which plays one last night tonight, at The New Beverly. “I think it’s the job of the artist, especially the novelist, to take events like that from his own life, or from the lives of those near to him, and to purge them, to cathartise the pain, the anguish, in a work... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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Here's my New Beverly piece on Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita. Playing tonight and tomorrow at the New Beverly Theater. Go see it! With Lolita, Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers seemed to have conspired to trap and hound their players on screen. Kubrick with his camera, style and irreverence; Sellers with his clever, often improvised conscience-cracking pursuit of the tortured romantic intellectual James Mason. In various disguises,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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My New Beverly essay on Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, Barry Lyndon, starting tonight in beautiful 35mm at the New Beverly. “I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in . . . but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.” — Jean-Paul Sartre, “Nausea” “Fate had determined that he should leave none of his race... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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Showing tonight at the New Beverly. John Casavetes' sublime, underrated "Too Late Blues." “I am trying to show the inability of people to recognize that society is ridiculous. Hardly anyone obeys the mores, but they respect them. If they are exposed breaking the mores their lives can collapse. Our hero is not a coward, but in covering up this failure he destroys everything else that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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An excerpt from my piece on John Cassavetes making Machine Gun McCain magnificent. Playing tonight at the New Beverly. Read the entire piece here. The way John Cassavetes seduces Britt Ekland in Giuliano Montaldo’s Machine Gun McCain is a three-minute Master Class in multi-faceted acting – multi-faceted acting in a potentially stupid scene. Cassavetes plays Hank McCain, a tough, mysterious bank robber newly released from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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Here's an excerpt from my piece John Cassavetes' romantic, poignant, emotionally volatile and movie-drenched, "Minnie and Moskowitz," playing this Saturday at the New Beverly. Read the entire piece here. And don't miss it at on the big screen in beautiful 35 MM at the New Beverly, Nov. 19 at midnight. “I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show. A fantasy world of celluloid... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Sunset Gun
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From my interview published at The New Beverly Theater. Actress, icon, mother and integral collaborator with husband John Cassavetes on some of the most important American films ever made, Gena Rowlands has been a guiding light in independent cinema for more than 50 years. I talked with the four-time Emmy, two-time Golden Globe and honorary Oscar winner ahead of November’s John Cassavetes Film Festival at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Sunset Gun