Altman’s The Long Goodbye is Perfect Post-Modern Film Noir

The Long Goodbye. 1973. Directed by Robert Altman. Screenplay by Leigh Brackett; based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, David Arkin, Jim Bouton, Jack Knight, David Carradine (uncredited), Rutanya Alda, Jack Riley, & Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited). E-K-Corporation/Lion’s Gate Films. Rated R. 112 minutes.Continue reading “Altman’s The Long Goodbye is Perfect Post-Modern Film Noir”

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Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 5: “Cobalt”

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 5: “Cobalt” Directed by Kari Skogland (Fifty Dead Men Walking, The Stone Angel, Vikings) Written by David Wiener * For a review of the next episode, “The Good Man” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Not Fade Away” – click here This episode begins withContinue reading “Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 5: “Cobalt””

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Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 4: “Not Fade Away”

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 4: “Not Fade Away” Directed by Kari Skogland Written by Meaghan Oppenheimer * For a review of the next episode, “Cobalt” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “The Dog” – click here This episode starts with Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” playing overContinue reading “Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 4: “Not Fade Away””

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Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 3: “The Dog”

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 3: “The Dog” Directed by Adam Davidson (Hell on Wheels, The Following, Low Winter Sun) Written by Jack LoGiudice (Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead) * For a review of the next episode, “Not Fade Away” – click here * For a review of the previous episode “So Close, Yet SoContinue reading “Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 3: “The Dog””

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Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 2: “So Close, Yet So Far”

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 2: “So Close, Yet So Far” Directed by Adam Davidson (Hell on Wheels, The Following, Low Winter Sun) Written by Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black, Da Vinci’s Demons, Daredevil) * For a review of the next episode, “The Dog” – click here * For a review of the PilotContinue reading “Fear the Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 2: “So Close, Yet So Far””

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Fear The Walking Dead: Series Premiere – Review

AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot” Directed by Adam Davidson (The Following, Hell On Wheels) Written by Robert Kirkman & Dave Erickson; based on the graphic novel series by Charlie Adlard/Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore * For a review of the next episode, “So Close, Yet So Far” – click here The opening sceneContinue reading “Fear The Walking Dead: Series Premiere – Review”

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American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 1: Pilot

FX’s American Horror Story Season 1, Episode 1 – Pilot Directed by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Running With Scissors, The Normal Heart) Written by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy * For a review of the next episode, “Home Invasion” – click hereYou’ve got to admire a series that opens things up in the way Ryan Murphy introducesContinue reading “American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 1: Pilot”

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 1: The Western Book of the Dead

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 1: “The Western Book of the Dead” Directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Night Finds You” – click here To start, this is NOT a repeat of True Detective True Detective Season 1 – the show is trying toContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 1: The Western Book of the Dead”

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