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Road Movies: The Quest for Home

05/05/2014

In my latest article for The Loop Magazine, I look at road movies. I recall a day some thirty years ago when I saw three road movies: The Searchers, Stalker and Kings of the Road. Read this article in The Loop Magazine.

Book Review: Zona by Geoff Dyer

04/06/2014

One of the most fascinating films I’ve ever seen is Stalker, which I wrote about here, calling it the Great Existentialist Science Fiction Film. Not many people have seen this movie, but Geoff Dyer not only has seen it many times, but has written an entire book about it. Entitled Zona: A Book about a […]

The Committed Podcast Talks to Robyn Miller, Creator of Myst and Riven, and Director of The Immortal Augustus Gladstone

02/14/2014

In the latest episode of The Committed podcast, we meet Robyn Miller. Robyn has been creating stories for decades. After the wildly successful Myst and its sequel Riven, he set out to become a filmmaker. His first feature film, The Immortal Augustus Gladstone, has been released digitally. Join me with Ian Schray and Rob Griffiths […]

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, the Great Existentialist Science Fiction Film

12/29/2013

It’d been years since I had seen Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky’s excellent science fiction film, and I watched it last night. For a science fiction movie, Stalker is certainly an oddity. Released in 1979, loosely based on the short novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and directed by Tarkovsky, the masterful Russian director who […]

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