Conversations with Critics About Favorite Films of 2006

It was the year of the endangered baby. Tsotsi, L'Enfant, The Nativity Story, Pan's Labyrinth,Children of Men... all of these films were focused on either infants or unborn children who are carried through terrible danger. But that was a subset of films characterized by a larger similarity.... It was the year of the nightmare. … [Read more...]

Todd Field and I Live in a Small World After All

Todd Field, director of In the Bedroom and Little Children, is one of my favorite American directors. Today as we talked, we were surprised to make these connections: … [Read more...]

Questions for the Director of “Little Children” and “In the Bedroom”?

I'll be interviewing Todd Field, director of In the Bedroom and Little Children, this afternoon (right before I head off to the screening of Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men). You may have seen his work... and you may have seen him, too. He played the jazz pianist in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. If you're interested in Field's work and have any questions for him, let me know! Here's an interesting Washington Post article/interview that reveals some intriguing details about his past, his … [Read more...]


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