Friday, August 28, 2009

Don't Get Conned: Check Out "Duplicity"

My latest Huffington Post DVD column is out and includes a lead review raving about the smart caper film Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. Check it out.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Willie Nelson's New Album Of Standards

My full review of Willie Nelson's American Classic -- his "official" follow-up to Stardust - is up now on Huffington Post. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Showbiz Sandbox Episode Is Now Up!

Check out the free weekly podcast I co-host. Called Showbiz Sandbox, it's a pop culture show hosted by industry insiders Sperling Reich, Karen Woodward and myself. The show features Anne Thompson of as our guest and covers everything from Twitter's (over-stated) effect on the box office of Inglorious Basterds to the Beatles. Go directly to Showbiz Sandbox on iTunes here.

Also, here are some recent columns I've posted on Huffington:

My DVD column pegged to the release of the UK Life On Mars.

My DVD column on the new Miss Marple and the heated debate it inspired.

My DVD column on beloved cult hit Firefly.

My DVD column on an imaginary battle between Hannah Montana and Dragonball: Evolution.

Willie Nelson is following me on Twitter. Why aren't you?

Are you on Netflix? Friend me and get easy access to thousands of ratings and reviews and my Top Movies of the Year lists from the 20s to the Present.

Here's another link to Showbiz Sandbox.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tilda Swinton's Film Festival

Tilda Swinton is one of my favorite actresses -- I still remember being stunned by how lovely she looked when I interviewed her at Cannes, with the seashore in the background and Swinton and her red hair and bewitching looks just inches away. Always intriguing on camera, she's a beauty in person. And of course she has bold, unconventional taste as borne out by film after film...and now by a film festival she's begun.

Peter Knegt has the sweet story on indiewire. Check it out.