Category Archives: Movies

Best Movies of 2017

Best Drama Darkest Hour – A powerful, and surprisingly moving presentation of Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) lovingly cranky leadership of Britain on the eve of World War II. The stirringly Capra-esque ending tugged unexpected tears from my eyes. The Shape of … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Over-the-Rhine – The Official Trailer! I’ve been talking about my feature film Over-the-Rhine for two years now. The creation of a movie, as with the creation of a full-grown human being — from pregnancy (“I have this idea…”) to debutante … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Turmen Alley A major publisher is considering publishing my novelization of the screenplay for my feature film Over-the-Rhine. Hence I’ve been working on that and had no blog posts planned for today (I sent it to the publisher just minutes … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Note: Model in photograph, although strikingly similar in overall manly appeal, is not actually Mitch Teemley A Novel Proposition Exciting, terrifying news! I’m confabbing with a major publisher to do a novelization of my feature film Over-the-Rhine, both due for … Continue reading

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Guys be Guys, No Matter What Size

A quick break before Thor and the big green guy attack the movie theaters. Disclaimer: Apologies in advance if this is too crude for any of my more genteel friends. I found it amusing, but (wisely) distrusting my own taste, … Continue reading

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Movie Theaters I Have Loved

I was born loving movies, but seldom give proper credit to those magical rooms where movies blaze to life. So here are a few I have loved. The Meralta Theater in Downey, California was where my addiction began. I saw … Continue reading

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Greedy Love

As of today, my wife Trudy and I have been married 32 years. I’m greedy for 32 more. Last week, without premeditation, we revisited many of the places that live in our memory. We’d flown to L.A. from our current … Continue reading

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