films

Near Dark

  This film isn’t for the squeamish. It is vampires without any of the window dressing or frills. It is, oddly, the most elegant inelegant film, I’ve ever seen. I think, for me, it is likely that I’d have never said another word about this film after the first time […]

Midnight Movies Double Feature

  Rumble Fish, 1983 Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Diana Scarwid, Chris Penn, Tom Waits, Vincent Spano, Nicholas Cage Written by S.E. Hinton Directed by Francis Ford Coppola   Streets of Fire, 1984 Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe, Amy Madigan, Deborah Van […]

Through Another Lens

This isn’t a documentary about a photographer of New York fashion and, or, street fashion. It is a documentary about an artist, whose medium happens to be photography, a man to whom fashion is art, and that is how he photographs it. Through his lens, a world of vibrant eccentricity […]

Lauren Bacall

I was first introduced to Lauren Bacall by way of movies when I was all of sixteen years old as she burned up the silver screen acting opposite Humphrey Bogart in Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not.”Β  Betty, as she was known to her friends, was just nineteen years […]