All posts by Tom Allen

  • Oh My God: Peter Rodger Talks Religion

    There is one universal question that never fails to stir up passion, curiosity, self-reflection and often wild controversy: “What is God?” Peter...

  • Becoming Jodie Foster

    Clockwise from upper left: Foxes (1979); The Accused, (1988); Carny (1980); Home for the Holidays, (1995); The Little Girl Who Lives Down...

  • Carty Talkington Hits the Mark with Love and a .45

    In Love and a .45, writer-director Carty Talkington has created a stylized, darkly comedic journey through the contemporary American landscape of murder,...

  • Is Film School Worth It?

    The rush to film school continues unabated, and considering the film industry’s growth and bright prospects in the emerging Cable Age, the...

  • Back on the Mainscreen

    The feature film format has not always been as dominant a factor in the motion picture industry as it is today. Back...

  • Steady as He Goes

    When it’s released, the low-budget Seattle feature House of the Rising, currently in post production, will break new ground by being the...

  • Cut to: The Quick

    "I just disagree with the whole student-teacher apparatus," he states plainly. "Basically, if the teachers are working or practicing artists, the only...

  • Learning the Biz

    By now we’ve all heard the adage about film school being to the 90s what business school was to the 80s, but...

  • “Making it” in Super 8

    Once upon a time, long before commercial moviemaking became the passion of every Tom, Dick and Mary in America, Super 8 filmmaking...