Halloween (2018) Review: I ain’t afraid of no boogeyman.
Kill the Girl: Sacrificed on altars of dark righteousness.
More than Setting the Mood: Music is the life blood of cinema.
Cuck (2019) Review: Portrait of a caricature as a young man.
As Words Breathe Review: Portrait of the artist as a young woman.
The Worst Critic: The journeyman actor is his own worst critic.
Superman (1978) Review: You’ll believe a man can fly.
Memento (2000) Review: A film that calls attention to its unconventional editing.
Three Film Scenes Examined: Shots and Cuts provide the deeper context of three famous film scenes.
Film School Journal: Miscellaneous impressions captured in my film school journal.
The Idyll (2016) Review: Self-conscious fetish in search of a soul.
Reflections on Darkest Night: My first small step into the darkness.
A Picture of Beautiful Catrina: Delbert’s madness captured in a Polaroid.
Jack Pike Sucks: A critique of my own performance as “Jack Pike” in The Forgiven (2015).
Don’t Write What You Know. Nobody Cares: A column warning fellow writers to beware the axiom of writing what you know.
Context is the Life of a Story: When necessary, edit out plot before context.
Be Courageous When You Write: Figure out just how far to push the envelope with your writing.
Cold Water from a Hollywood Writer: The best way to sell a spec script is not to write one.
Justice Is Love in Action: Reflections on the George Floyd Protests.
Poisonous Words: Words can liberate but also imprison and kill.
Knowledge from Many Hands: Empathy is critical in acquiring wisdom from knowledge.
Finding Truth in History: If history is lying to us, then we are the liars.
Soul Prints: Reflections of soul while the sun sets over a beach.
The Little Dove: The little dove cries out for our hearts.
Letting Go: The first indication of self-love is letting go.
Earth Mystic: Earth is a mystic.
Freedom From: Liberty is freedom from.
Creeping Bitterness: So much of what we call political speech today.
Lost and Found: We need not always lament the lost soul.
Simply Forgive: Forgiveness starts with you.
Sublime Beauty: The irony in sublime beauty is that it is subtlety writ large.
Antifascist: Are you really an Antifascist?
Soul Wind: Imagine wind as powerful as a hurricane, but also still.
Love Poem: It is good that we try.
Soulful Living: What is soulful living?
Censorship: Censorship is a one-sided conversation.