Friday, April 26, 2019


OK, the big day is here at last. I refer, of course, not to the opening day of Avengers: Endgame...

...but rather to the arrival of the "Friday Flicks" column containing my review of Avengers: Endgame, as well as of an amusing little comedy called Family...

...on Phoenix Magazine online. Have a great weekend everybody!

Friday, April 19, 2019


Check out my "Friday Flicks" column, on Phoenix Magazine online, with reviews this week of the musical Stuck and of Wild Nights with Emily, featuring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson. Also check out my theatre review of Rochester Nights, the inaugural production of Theatre Upstairs here in Phoenix.

A pal recently asked if I was aware that James Mason had once appeared on a Sesame Street special, in which he had played an Egyptian demon. Indeed I was not, and it strikes me that when any two of the categories "Sesame Street" "James Mason" and "Egyptian demon" are present it's interesting, but when all three are present it's pretty much must-see TV. So check out this clip, from the 1983 special Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about six minutes in.

Friday, April 12, 2019


Check out my "Friday Flicks" column, on Phoenix Magazine online, with my review of the Claire Denis space opera High Life...

...the Hungarian drama Sunset...

...and Little.

Monday, April 8, 2019


After a hiatus of several weeks to update the site, Phoenix Magazine online seems to be up and running again (although some links on this blog to my older stories may still be inoperative). Check out my April "Four Corners," the column's third anniversary, and also... "Friday Flicks" reviews of Shazam!, The Public, Storm Boy and The Wind.