• Out of the Shadows

    In Hollywood, where everyone’s, writing a screenplay, your odds of selling a script are about as...

  • Back on the Mainscreen

    The feature film format has not always been as dominant a factor in the motion picture...

  • First Lady of Horror

    It may have been Norma Shearer who was credited with "discovering" her when she signed with...

  • Stillman’s Wit

    Early on in Barcelona, the new film from writer-producer-director Whit Stillman, Ted Boynton reveals to his...

  • Best of the West

    Thanks to the success of Dances With Wolves and Unforgiven, the western has saddled up and...

  • Letters

    Save Money, Read MM Dear Tim, Thanks for the subscription. You know, I’m substituting film school...

  • D. Russell

    Spanking The Monkey is the debut feature film of first-time director David O. Russell, a man...

  • John Dahl

    In the 60’s, French film critics began seeing patterns in some of the (mostly low-budget) American...

  • Shaking It Up On The Internet

    You have vision, a story. You have mood, and a philosophy. How do you coerce these...

  • Tonya Harding Financed My Film

    I make my living off the misery, tragedy, and celebrity of other people’s lives. I work...

  • The Rage of Innocents

    This interview took place at the US premiere of BackBeat in Park City, Utah during the...

  • BackBeat Cheat Sheet

    While everyone is familiar with the story of The Beatles’s meteoric rise from working class obscurity...

  • Regarding Henry

    Heny Jaglom, writer and director of such idiosyncratic films as Always, But Not Forever, Eating, Venice/Venice...

  • Is Seattle Asleep at the Reel?

    "I said I liked it, I didn’t say I wanted to kiss it.”—Gloria Grahame to Humphrey...

  • And The Beat Goes On

    The movies been very good at capturing the spinit of rock and roll, and that’s one...

  • The Killer B’s Return

    Back in the days of the studio system, gangster films were moviemakers’ bread and butter. Although...

  • Letters

    Thanks for The Ink Dear Tim,    I love your magazine! Tom Allen did a beautiful job...

  • Mein Seattle Kampf

    Whatch it, smart Alex, or you’ll only work in this town again. "Where you from, man?"...

  • Steady as He Goes

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

  • Roman Keeps on Rolling

    I was fifteen the year Roman Polanski’s Chinatown came to the screen. My grandmother had been...

  • Peter Coyote is Not P.C.

    "Eternity for me began one fall day in Paris…" So speaks Peter Coyote’s latest character, Oscar,...

  • Grant’s a Hugh Success

    Easier? Why? Grant slips into a "DeNiro-esque” street twang for this answer.  "Well, you know Americans...

  • The Movies are Shrinking

    Here I am, in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, where Hollywood has spent the...

  • Bit Men and Hitmen

    You know they’re part their prime when a Roger Corman movie receives a degree of critical...

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