Ten (or So) Great Films

The best response to one list is another, different list. Therefore, in honor of the latest BFI/Sight and Sound Poll of greatest films (in which Vertigo supplanted Citizen Kane for numero uno), here’s my list.¬† You should definitely make your … Continue reading

More Trouble

‘Genevi√®ve [Bujold] was the Claire Trevor character, Keith [Carradine] was the Richard Widmark character, Lori [Singer] was the Ida Lupino character, and Kris [Kristofferson] was John Garfield.’ — Alan Rudolph, interview in “Halves of a Dream,” an extra on the … Continue reading

Trouble in Mind (1985)

[Originally posted elsewhere in a substantially different form on May 27, 2007.]   It’s all Ulrika O’Brien’s fault, I suppose. She lent me DVDs of Alan Rudolph’s Choose Me (1984) and The Moderns (1988), and I liked them both — … Continue reading