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    “Getaway Car” Playlist

    Whenever I work on a screenplay I put together a playlist of songs that suggest the mood of the film. They aren't necessarily songs I hope wind up on the soundtrack if the film ever gets made but playing them while I write helps to maintain the tone I'm looking for in the story. After finishing a TV Pilot that took me forever to finish I'm now back to work on a bank heist film I've been thinking about for years. "Getaway Car" began with an idea about a...

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    “Family Portrait: Japanese Family in Flux” series, Feb. 15-24

    NYC’s Japan Society is presenting the 8th edition of its ACA (Agency for Cultural Affairs) Cinema Project this week. The series, which runs from...

    EVERY FILM & TV SHOW I SAW IN 2023

    And in the the order I saw them. All are 2023 releases unless otherwise noted. = a film I’ve seen before. * =...

    DOC NYC 2023 Part 1: Social Issue Docs & “The Smell of Money”

    This year’s DOC NYC, the biggest documentary film festival in the U.S., didn’t have as many blockbuster docs as last year (“The Beauty and...

    “Waikiki” at Regal Union Square Oct. 27

    A friend of mine used to always observe that if he ever visited Hawaii he'd probably never leave. After watching Christopher Kahunahana's indie feature...

    “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” streaming on Amazon, Apple TV

    In 1974 a Soviet nuclear submarine, the K-129, disappeared. Though the Soviets couldn’t locate it, U.S. military intelligence did (it had sunk three miles...

    Restored “Fear & Desire” at the Metrograph

    Stanley Kubrick’s first feature “Fear & Desire” was released in 1953 and now 70 years later a 4K restoration gets its U.S. premiere at...

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