Two Lovers (2009)

My first impression of James Gray's film Two Lovers is posted at Filmwell. … [Read more...]

Coming Soon From the Maker of Children of Men

[UPDATE: Apparently the "scoop" that I shared below may not be such a scoop after all. Here's the latest.]Ever since Alfonso Cuarón directed A Little Princess, I've been excited about his work. Since then, he's given us Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the series), and Children of Men... all impressive in certain ways. I can't wait to see what he does next.So today's news at /FILM is intriguing... … [Read more...]

Currently Listening To…

I'm listening to a lot of music these days.Today, for instance, I need some inspiring music while I fill out interview questions about Raven's Ladder that have been sent by various bloggers.  (Look, I appreciate your attention to my novel, but please, do everybody a favor and avoid asking the questions that a dozen bloggers have already asked about it. There are so many interesting things we could talk about.)Anyway, I'm enjoying these three new releases... … [Read more...]

Demon Fruit, Cleavage, and Dragons: What I’m Glad You Won’t See on The Auralia Thread Book Covers.

Over at the blog called Lurv a la Mode, I've posted a story about the nightmares I used to suffer about what my book covers would someday look like. And then I share how the nightmares went away. … [Read more...]

The Wolfman (2010)

My thoughts on The Wolfman have been published at Good Letters, the daily blog for Image. … [Read more...]

“The Wolfman and Breaking News”

Okay, so the majority rules that The Wolf Man is a miserable failure of a film.Me? … [Read more...]

Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time”… Comic Books?

A comic book adaptation of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series? … [Read more...]

Save Me From Divisive Speech

You read the darnedest things in Facebook status updates. Here's a gem I stumbled across today. … [Read more...]

Readers are Climbing the Ladder

I cannot put into words how encouraged I am by the responses of readers to Raven's Ladder. … [Read more...]

In the Olympics of Stupid Movie Ideas, America Keeps Winning Gold.

So, the filmmaker Olivier Assayas makes a beautiful, poetic film called Summer Hours, which ends up among the handful of movies most celebrated by critics in 2009.It's hard to find any fault with it. It explores a broad array of subjects - art history, nostalgia, globalism, family ties - and it does so because of its particularity. It is grounded in the experience of a specific family, deeply rooted in French history and tradition, and considers the influence of the European Union (EU) on … [Read more...]


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