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The Lost City of Z

Movie Reviews

Newest review posted on April 19, 2017:

The Lost City of Z

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Naomi Watts in Tank Girl

The List of 9

current list posted on April 11, 2017:

Nine Non-Starter Roles for Future Movie Stars

Traditionally, an actor becomes a movie star either after a slow ascent from minor roles to bigger ones (see: Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock), or with a hell of a debut (see: Edward Norton, Julie Andrews). The actors on this list, however, all had potential breakthroughs: large or memorable parts in heavily-promoted studio features. Yet for one reason or another, those… read more!

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In Alaska for the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival

Development Updates

last updated February 9, 2017:

“20 Matches” Now Public, and What’s Next

At this point, it's safe to say that 20 Matches is done with the festival circuit. It had a good run, with 18 film festivals and additional screenings, including a full month on Alaska Airlines. To mark the occasion, I have removed the Vimeo password and everyone can now see this film in its entirety. You can watch 20 Matches on my Short Films page,… read more!

20 Matches

The Films

Last updated February 9, 2017:

20 Matches

A young woman (Nina Rausch), her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women – one per year. Here is a more expansive page on the film.… read more!