Eugene O'Neill's house

Facing the ghosts: Eugene O’Neill and Tao House

“His bedroom mirror is painted black, and the walls are grey, the color of fog,” the National Park Ranger said. I stood in Eugene Gladstone O’Neill’s former bedroom at Tao House, a National Historic Site in Danville, California. Here was […]


‘Conviction’: I will never accept that

Conviction is the true story of Betty Anne Waters (played by Hilary Swank), a high school drop out who spent 18 years working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the legal system […]


The book was better

Studios are churning out Batmans like we’re going to forget who he is in a month. I’m starting to get my teenage dystopian heroes mixed up. And someone who doesn’t speak the language could easily pick out who was going […]


Ed Limato: A tribute to the iconic agent to the stars

“Great legends,” Ed Limato was quoted as saying “are usually people who die young because they didn’t live long enough to spoil their image.” How prescient. Ed Limato, who with his abundant energy and envious vitality was going to outlive […]


Film festival tips from the trenches

My film, The Sublime and Beautiful, had its world premiere at Slamdance last January and has since played Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Charleston, Newport Beach, Milan, Cinetopia, Waterfront and Free State film festivals. We’ve won 8 awards and have been […]


Birthdates of the film greats

Okay, last night I had this trippy dream I was at a café sipping a thick black beer, and heard someone pull up a chair. So I’m peering Through a Glass Darkly and as I set down the sludge-filled mug, I’m […]

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