Friday, April 16, 2021

Enter the science-fiction column

 Honored to be one of four columnists now tackling streaming genre movies for the Times! My turf is science fiction, and my first installment is here.

Robert Kirkman mood board

 After all these years being obsessed with The Walking Dead, I finally talked to Robert Kirkman — but it was for Invincible. A great treat to hear about his influences. Click here if you want to know what landmark movie Kirkman's dad introduced him to on VHS.

Assassins and Romeo and Juliet

 No, not in the same show — unfortunately. Those are just a couple of the entries in this week's streaming column, which is packed to the gills with goodies. Dive in!

Sunday, April 04, 2021

The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests

An interesting concept for this new streaming play: the listening party. In this particular case, of the one and only album by Jackson C. Frank — and honestly I hadn't heard of him until the show. My Times review is here.

Streaming theatrical double bills

Starting off April with more streaming theater, including a double bill that feels so right that I refuse to believe the companies didn't plan it that way. Details? Thataway.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Michael Mann project

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michael Mann's first feature, Thief, the New York Times asked some fans to choose their favorite scene from his oeuvre. It was hard to narrow it down — Mann's movies are packed with great scenes, obviously — but I settled down on something from The Keep. Check out all the entries out here.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Sky Rojo

 Too much is not enough for Sky Rojo! This new series from the couple behind Money Heist will knock your socks off. Loved talking to these guys — and tip of the hat to Fabiola, who translated for us. Thataway for the feature.

LCT and Goodman are now streaming

 My latest column about streaming theater kicks off with Lincoln Center Theater and the Goodman finally making some archival shows available. Worth the wait! Check them out and more in my latest.

Genius: Aretha Franklin

I jump on every opportunity to do research, especially if pop music is involved, and this one was a real treat — I learned a lot. Check out my feature about the new series Genius: Aretha Franklin.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

J Blakeson mood board

I love doing those mood board features because it's everything that interests me in how art comes out: what went into it. After George Kay for Lupin, here's J Blakeson for I Care a Lot. So. Much. Fun. I could have talked to him for hours!

Click here for the full article.

Boss Level

 Frank Grillo has long been a mover in the world of B action so it was fun to write about his latest, Boss Level. I just wish I had liked it more. Thataway for the review.

P.S. I'm pleased with that kicker.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Interview with Derek DelGaudio

 I loved Derek DelGaudio's show In & Of Itself and talking to him about his new memoir was just as bracing and intellectually exciting as I hoped it would be. Thataway for the Q&A.

Letter to My Father

 I got on Twitch to watch the latest show from the M-34 company, a multichannel staging of Kafka's missive to his dad. Click here for the review.

Streaming theater: star-studded digital shorts and escape rooms

 Forget what you thought you knew about theater: in 2021, all bets are off. For more on what's on offer, check out my latest streaming column in the Times.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sin Eaters

 Lots of potential in Anna Moench's play Sin Eaters, which I checked out for the Times, but it doesn't quite come to fruition. Click here for the review.

Shook

 In the horror movie Shook, a killer targets social-media influencers. Oh how I wish it was better. Thataway for the review.

Streaming theater: anniversaries

 My latest column about streaming theater leads with two big anniversaries: 35 years for The Colored Museum and 25 for Rent. Check it out here.