Saturday, April 4, 2020

My profile of director Lasse Hallström in ‘the Miami Herald’

This is a quick post previewing Day 3 of the Miami International Film Festival. This morning an article I wrote on Swedish director Lasse...

Filmmaker Vincent Moon talks about the influence of music and rootlessness...

French filmmaker Vincent Moon has nearly 700 films under his belt. Despite subjects as diverse as music videos for popular bands like REM or a vérité...

An interview with Harry Waters – jazz man … and son...

I have produced another artist profile piece for another “New Times” publication in South Florida. This one appears in the “Broward/Palm Beach New Times,”...

Shlomi Elkabetz on maintaining suspense in one room for Gett: The...

It's no small feat to create an intense drama in one room for the duration of a feature length film. But Gett:  The Trial of...

Miami rock band Lochness Monster follow innate desire to make music...

Once you’re a musician it’s hard to repress the desire to make music. Though former Giving Chase drummer Justin Shaner is a happy family...

Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki on his master class in failed drug...

Tuesday's election was not only a big deal for the president. It was also a big day for taking a step away from the...

Alejandro Jodorowsky replies to my questions via email, Part 2 –...

It was deadline day, and like magic, after almost a month waiting for his response via email, the legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky finally responded to...

From the Archives: Mike Garson on working with David Bowie, the...

Continuing in a series of posts that incorporate two separate conversations I had with David Bowie's stalwart keyboardist, Mike Garson, this second part of...

An interview with Queen of Earth director Alex Ross Perry in...

After last year's Listen Up Philip (‘Listen Up Philip’: one of the year’s most fascinating and funny character studies — a film review), who would...

Nu Deco Ensemble tests the boundaries of classical music with reggaeton,...

The house lights the night of The Nu Deco Ensemble’s second performance, earlier this month, in Miami were provided by nature. Not far from...