There are a few things I will always, always, always be ready to do. One of them is expounding on my admiration for the films, artistry and general cinematic passion of Martin Scorsese. I was given the opportunity to do just that for the current Best Living Directors series. I did the best I could, but it always feels like there’s more to say, more to write about the way he both honors and reshapes classic Hollywood narrative storytelling. Someday I’ll get it right.
I also wrote a new film review about a film that’s about as grimly nutty as they come. Since it’s a twisted horror film, I was able to call upon thoughts of a couple of my favorite horror fans when writing it. I figured my job was to make the film sound good to them. If I did that, I did my job. I still need to check with them whether or not I actually pulled it off.