Some movies are all about place, and Louis Malle's Atlantic City, a story set on the cusp of change in the resort town, during an in-between time when in real-time the boardwalk's grand old buildings were giving away to modern casinos. Against this no man's land of dying grandeur, aging numbers runn ... More >>
Five Easy Pieces was a turning point for both its star, Jack Nicholson, and director Bob Rafelson when it came out in 1970 (they'd already collaborated on the psychedelic Monkees vehicle Head). Nicholson, who'd previously worked on a series of B-movie projects with Roger Corman and also tried his ha ... More >>
Guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson of The Band turned seventy this month, and that milestone got me thinkng about The Last Waltz. Some folks call it the "best concert movie ever made," and it has a lot going for it in that respect: Martin Scorcese, who has a deep feel for the power of music on fi ... More >>
Matt Dillon's been all over the board over the years, from his roots as a rough and pretty teen with a James Dean vibe to later comic character roles in films like Singles, The Flamingo Kid and Mr. Wonderful. And somewhere in between, he delivered an unforgettable performance as the Portland junkie ... More >>
One of the great historians of our time, Dustin Lance Black is responsible for some great dramatic portrayals of our country's past. Whether his subject is Harvey Milk, J. Edgar Hoover or the California State Supreme Court, Black is painstakingly thorough with his research and masterful with his sto ... More >>
In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>
The outlaw novelist is in. More than two decades ago, freelance writer Gregory Daurer thought it would be cool to track down William S. Burroughs at Naropa and hook him up to a brain machine. Audio excerpts of Daurer's interview with Burroughs surface in a new documentary on the outlaw novel ... More >>
The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.