Tag Archives: Great Films

LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

I will never tire of watching or talking about Charles Burnett’s film, “Killer of Sheep,” one of the greatest films ever made. UCLA and The Hammer Museum here in LA did a series called “LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black … Continue reading

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John Cassavettes’ Shadows

One of my favorite films is John Cassavettes’ first feature Shadows, which for years people thought was completely improvised but in fact was scripted all along. An absolutely gorgeous film done in New York City in 1959. The entire film … Continue reading

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Sundance Day 4 (Maybe 5, it’s Getting Blurry)

First, I need to wax poetic about how much I love the communal spirit of Sundance and all that good film lovers energy. I can’t even count how many times strangers have picked me up this week when I missed … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Charles Burnett in Person!

If you spend five minutes talking about film with me I will inevitably bring up Charles Burnett’s classic Killer of Sheep. It is by far one of the greatest films ever made and it’s insane that this amazing filmmaker rarely … Continue reading

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