Same Kind of Different as Me
It can be hard to disagree with the heart and events of this true tale, except for when the movie reveals itself to be mighty…
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
Hypocritical progressiveness of Emmys; Genius of Ryan Heffington; Anthony Lane on "Mother!"; Coppola's "Cotton Club Encore"; History of Cobb Salad.
Michael Glover Smith on "Mercury in Retrograde"; Mary Lou Belli on "NCIS: New Orleans"; Nick Thune on "Dave Made a Maze"; Shana Moulton on "Twin Peaks"; Fandom evolves to listen.
An appreciation of "The Blackcoat's Daughter"; A letter to my mother; "Happy Campers" deserves classic status; Relevance of "The House is Black"; In praise of "Old Enough."
An interview with Lea Thompson, director and co-star of "The Year of Spectacular Men."
Maria Dragus on "Graduation"; Phyllis Diller at the Smithsonian; Cinema's obsession with cyberpunk; Joy of "Sandy Wexler"; 10 real laws straight out of "The Handmaid's Tale."
Rest in Peace, Al Nalbandian; Merging of Hollywood and China; Nnedi Okorafor on whitewashing; Decline of the Western; Kristen Stewart on bisexuality.
Ross Partridge on "Lamb"; Charlie Murphy's last laugh; The stardom of Weird Al; Deborah Kampmeier on "Split"; "Billions" sets new high for cable television.
Michael Gibson on Musicality; "Six" outshines award contenders; "Logan" is a great superhero story; Transgender doll based on Jazz Jennings; "Brown Girls" offers voice to queer women of color.
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami on "Sonita"; Chicago filmmakers on the Trump era; Jamal Joseph on "Chapter and Verse"; Maggie Greenwald on "Sophie and the Rising Sun"; The boy from "Charade".
Alexis G. Zall on "Coin Heist" and YouTube; What is a dog's purpose; Ed Asner on Mary Tyler Moore; 25 intimidating movies; Power of cheap music.
Ava DuVernay shatters the glass ceiling; Best films of 2016; Team risks lives for elephants; Gary Sinise's "Of Mice and Men"; Barry Jenkins on "Moonlight."
Laura Bretan on her extraordinary year; "It's a Wonderful Life" at 70; Rise of Voldemort; Brilliance of "The Catch"; Crazy Cage in "Army of One."
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.
David Paterson on "The Great Gilly Hopkins"; Rise of magical realism on TV; Missing found-footage masterpiece; The rom-com is dead; Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass.
For the love of Gilda; Where Mister Rogers' spirit endures; Shipwreck expert surveys "Little Mermaid"; Pine and Bridges on "Hell or High Water"; Praising "Shades of Blue."
Internet aids ignorance; Jerry Lewis at Paramount; African women redefining filmmaking; Malick's American genesis; Our diversity isn't looking very diverse.
Michael Glover Smith on "Cool Apocalypse"; What Trump doesn't get about Khan; Oral history of "Stand By Me"; Even superheroes punch the clock; Mark Pellington on "Blindspot."
Gilbert Gottfried's amazing podcast; Michelle Obama's inspiration; Where have all the villains gone; Sand fire destroys famed ranch; Danny DeVito on "The Ratings Game."
Second movie is biggest career hurdle; Filmmakers of "The Videoblogs"; In defense of "The Purge"; Chatting with Michael Ballhaus; Profile of Jesse Eisenberg.
My dinner with Michael Cimino; Emily Ratajkowski's naked ambition; When Disney got trippy; Filmmakers are fans of TCM; Diversity ignores the disabled in Hollywood.
Aziz Ansari blasts Trump; Communal magic of Filmfront; Scorsese on "King of Comedy"; Brexit's impact on British film; Anthony Hemingway on "Underground."
Why Viggo Mortensen is off the grid; How Netflix became Hollywood's frenemy; Ted Kotcheff on "First Blood"; Insomnia and philosophy; Bruce Dern at 80.
Abuse at Chicago's Profiles Theatre; Sadie Rogers on "RPG"; Real housewives of Jane Austen; "The Fosters" shows reality of America; Backlash against "Me Before You."
How Hollywood failed Paula Patton; Into the cinema, onto the page; Hard questions for Ronan Farrow; Fandom is broken; Brian De Palma, American Master.
Lindsay MacKay on "Wet Bum"; Notes from the unashamed; "The Family" and the age of Hillary; Director and star of "Dheepan" on the refugee crisis; Anniversary of "The Shining."