SELECTED film reviews, interviews and other miscellaneous stuff.
THE MASTER: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN
Breaking down the biggest differences between the screenplay for The Master and the finished film.
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE COMES TO BROOKLYN: AN INSIDE LOOK AT NEW YORK CITY'S NEWEST THEATER
My interview with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and head of programming Cristina Cacioppo about their plans for their Brooklyn outpost.
TIFF Review: Jason Reitman’s ‘Boogie Nights’ Live Read Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Josh Brolin, Olivia Wilde & More
Review of the Live Read of Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights screenplay at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Over-Analyze This: A Deep Dive Into Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ Trailer
My deep dive into the trailer for The Master.
WHAT KIND OF BIRD ARE YOU? Deconstructing The ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Trailer
My deep dive into Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom trailer.
ALEX WINTER DISCUSSES HIS 1993 CULT HIT 'FREAKED'
Writer/director/Bill S. Preston Esquire Alex Winter discusses the making of his cult 1993 film Freaked at 92Y Tribeca.
The Cast & Creators Of ‘The Adventures Of Pete & Pete’ Reunite In NYC To Discuss Their Cult ’90s Show
Recap of an epic Q&A for one of my favorite shows of all time.
Jason Reitman Debuts His ‘Live Read’ Series In NYC With ‘The Apartment’ Starring Paul Rudd & Emma Stone
Review of the Live Read of Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's The Apartment screenplay at the NY Times Center.
When Is Everything Going To Get Back To Normal? Taking A Look At The Upcoming Season Of ‘Mad Men’
Recap of the Mad Men Season 5 premiere.
You Only Live Twice: We Look Towards The Future As ‘Mad Men’ Wraps Up A Phenomenal Season 5
Recap of the Mad Men Season 5 finale.
Review: ‘Mad Men’ Returns With A Confident 2-Hour Premiere That Proves It’s Still The Best Show On TV
Recap of the Mad Men Season 6 premiere.
A Look Back At Season 6 Of ‘Mad Men’ & What May Lie Ahead In The Final Season
Recap of the Mad Men Season 6 finale.
INHERENT VICE: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
Breaking down the biggest differences between Thomas Pynchon's novel and Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation.
MAKING THE MASTER
From 2010-2013, I co-ran Cigarettes & Red Vines, the official (unofficial) site of filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights," "There Will Be Blood"). In early 2013, I conducted a series of interviews with Anderson and various cast and crew members who worked on his latest film "The Master," including his Producer JoAnne Sellar, Editor Leslie Jones, Costume Designer Mark Bridges, and Production Designers Jack Fisk and David Crank.
Underrated/overrated films 2011-2014
A small collection of my yearly contributions to The Playlist's controversial year-end Underrated/Overrated feature.
8 Established Filmmakers Who Reinvented Themselves With Risky Low-Budget Efforts
A feature I led that highlights risky low-budget efforts from high-profile filmmakers including 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle), Inland Empire (David Lynch), Gerry (Gus Van Sant), Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme) and more.
Interview: Director David Lowery Discusses His Sundance Sensation ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ & Assembling ‘Upstream Color’
My interview with filmmaker David Lowery (Pete's Dragon, Ain't Them Bodies Saints).
Interview: Inside The ‘Breaking Bad’ Writers Room With Writer/Producer George Mastras
Part one of my interview with Breaking Bad writer/producer George Mastras.
Interview: ‘Breaking Bad’ Writer/Producer George Mastras Talks Wrapping Up The Series & Much More
Part two of my interview with Breaking Bad writer/producer George Mastras.
SXSW ’12: Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow & The Team Behind ‘Girls’ Discuss The Brilliant New HBO Show
Recap of the Girls Q&A with Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow at the series' SXSW premiere.