Monthly Archives: December 2012


Skyfall, the latest James Bond film,is an apologia for the whole Bond series. It rather pointedly keeps reminding us of the value of the “old ways,” old-style weapons and gadgets, and the worth of old-timers—all the while re-populating the franchise … Continue reading

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My new book is out!

Dear Film People: I know that I’ve been lax in getting my film writings on this site. It’s because I’ve been busy getting my first book to press. How to Act Like a Grown-up is now available on and … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln may be the most beautifully photographed, best-acted procedural ever filmed. The core of the film is not Lincoln’s life, or death, or any of his many personal struggles. It’s the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, … Continue reading

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