A tribute to Maria Ewing, the talented American opera star whose racial background inspired her actress daughter Rebecca Hall to make her debut as director in her film, "Passing."
An article about the January 2022 episode of PBS' "Finding Your Roots" in which "Passing" director Rebecca Hall learns the amazing truth of her family history from Dr. Henry Louis Gates.
An essay on Rebecca Hall's film "Passing," and the phenomenon of choosing to live as a different race other than the one prescribed by society penned by its executive producer, Chaz Ebert.
An article about Rebecca Hall's directorial debut, "Passing," winning a top prize at the 2021 NewFest.
She-Hulk is a feminist hero; Tasteless souvenirs at The 9/11 Museum; Remembering Sam Greenlee; Is Mary Barra standing on a glass cliff?; How to sell a film at Cannes.
Marie writes: There's a glorified duck pond at the center of the complex where I live. And since moving in, my apartment has been an object of enduring fascination for Canadian geese - who arrive each Spring like a squadron of jet fighters returning from a mission in France, to run a sweeping aerial recon my little garden aka: playhouse for birds... (click to enlarge)
After the devastating news of Sally Menke's death last week, I read some moving and heartfelt tributes to her... and yet, some of them didn't seem to understand what an editor actually does, or what made Menke's work in particular so remarkable.
I suppose just about anybody could string together a rough assembly of a movie. All you have to do is follow the script and put things in the right order, as Sir Edwin, the great Shakespearean actor played by John Cleese, said of words in a play: "Old Peter Hall used to say to me, 'They're all there Eddie, now we've got to get them in the right order.'"