Beastly Desires

Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires

Back On VHS

There’s something altogether satisfying about going through a cache of old VHS tapes. It’s a bit like cracking open a time capsule and revisiting moments from our past. This isn’t an activity many under the age of 30 can truly understand, much less appreciate. Old VHS tapes, like old mix tapes (remember those?), have the…… Continue reading Back On VHS

Art Of The Con

Everything moves slowly here in the Southwest. It’s one of the demons I battle on an almost daily basis. Having been born and bred right here in New Mexico, I’m very familiar with the “land of mañana” mentality. Being away for 25 years, however, eating dogs and swimming with sharks in San Francisco, Los Angeles…… Continue reading Art Of The Con

Gettin’ ‘er Done!

Editor’s note: I wrote this on Monday, August 22, but because of a lack of wifi, wasn’t able to upload it until today. Small price to pay. Now where was I? Oh, yes! I have a confession to make. I am besotted with the Mimbres Valley of Southeastern New Mexico. Oh, we’d flirted before and…… Continue reading Gettin’ ‘er Done!

The Devil In The Detail

There’s a kind of magic that happens when putting together a feature film project. Sure, everybody says that, but having been on the inside, both now and years ago when I worked for Paramount Pictures, I can tell you, watching a project like Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades take shape is truly marvelous. To go from…… Continue reading The Devil In The Detail