Happer's Comet is my latest movie, a featurette that I sometimes think of as a long short film. It was made during the Covid-19 lockdown period in 2020 when things were a bit scary. I went back to my hometown on Long Island and lived there with my parents and siblings for the first time since we were kids. I lived there for several months with the intent of making this movie. The only images I had in mind then…
Absolutely love this film. Perfect double with Inherent Vice at the New Beverly which I guess is because of Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood. I heard that Harrison Ford was supposed to play the lead but “wasn’t famous enough.” Can you imagine how much better this film would be without Gary Lockwood? I shouldn’t be so ungrateful though for some of the most lovely wandering hangout melancholy I’ve seen on the big screen. It really captures a lovely, rare spirit. Also taken by how benevolent all of the people George runs into seem. It brings an air of complete vulnerability and innocence to the decaying mileu.
I just watched Ham on Rye. My first time in several months. I haven’t seen it all the way through since our film festival run really started to take off. This may very well be my last time giving it a look. I have to review this cut for its final delivery to our distributor, Factory 25. I thought that this could be a good time to write about my experiences in making the film and some lingering sentiments. I…
Can you imagine if every Harry Potter out there had something like Roma to follow? This year I thought while watching First Man, "well, it's kinda nice to see a movie with such a big budget that's not a superhero or franchise flick?" I think I had the opposite take on this.
A clever shot opens up Roma and some surprising elegance in the first hour that follows until things get a little questionable. The main question being-- what is…