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12 Strong

“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Gatsby in Scott Fitzgerald's handwriting

209805_2.jpgThe last page of The Great Gatsby contains some of the best writing in American literature. Here it is in Scott Fitzgerald's handwriting image 300-400 gatsby-1.jpgI first heard Bill Nack recite these words 40 years ago, over our coffee one morning at the University of Illinois. Sooner or later I knew I had to make this video.

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