Edgar Wright is one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers. One of his best qualities is how he uses music in his films. I wrote a piece for the Phoenix New Times about his gift for picking the perfect tune to soundtrack his scenes.
Phoenix New Times: Edgar Wright and The Art of The Movie Soundtrack
My latest piece for FilmBar’s FilmBlog takes a close look at one of my all-time favorite “desert island” movies – Wong Kar-Wai’s sublime “Chungking Express.”
FilmBar: California Dreams and Expiration Dates: “Chungking Express”
Here’s 1 (of 2!) pieces I wrote for the Phoenix New Times about everybody’s favorite codeine-crazed, pill-popping rapper.
Phoenix New Times: How Future Became The Poet Laureate Of Percocet
My latest piece for FilmBar takes a look at the wonderful world of Kung Fu cinema.
FilmBar: Who Needs Story When You’ve Got Kung Fu?Who Needs Story When You’ve Got Kung Fu?
FilmBar is hosting a special members only screening this afternoon of Charles Burnett’s 1977 masterpiece “Killer of Sheep”. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an astonishing piece of work. Here’s a piece I wrote about this “lost classic” for the fine folks at FilmBar.
FilmBar: Not So Bitter After All: “Killer of Sheep”
Last week I got to do a PowerPoint presentation on The Kuleshov Effect for Nerd Nite Phoenix. Here’s that talk, rendered in blog form, for the fine folks at FilmBar Phoenix.
FilmBar: Your Stony Face Is Going To Hell: The Kuleshov Effect & Its Effect On You
My latest piece for De’Lunula is one that I’m particularly proud of. 🙂 It’s a look back at one of my favorite bands, Brainiac. Criminally underrated, they’re one of the greatest bands of the 90’s. Their last recording, the “Electro-shock for President” EP, turned 20 this year on April 1st. Seemed as good a time as any time to look back and wonder what could have been…
De’Lunula: Fresh New Eyes & Last Goodbyes: On Brainiac’s “Electro-shock for President”