Spencer Parsons

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The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge
Trailer-maker Mark Woollen talks shop

Screens, March 13, 2009

Slipped Discs
Focus: The Collected Filmstrips of Brian Dewan, Vol. 1
Just the thing for the hyperactive adult on your Christmas list

Screens, Dec. 5, 2008

Slipped Discs
The Derek Jarman Collection
Witness Derek Jarman's powerful use of spectacle – it's no wonder everyone steals from him

Screens, Dec. 5, 2008

Night, Termite
Night, Termite
Manny Farber, defender of cinephilia against the cinephiles

Screens, Aug. 29, 2008

Book Review
Leather Maiden
Entertaining and distressing in equal measure, Leather Maiden is a bruising jolt from an immoral moralist

Books, Aug. 15, 2008

Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms
Jeff Nichols' Southern Gothic family saga, 'Shotgun Stories'

Screens, June 27, 2008

The Present Beware! The Future Beware!
The Present Beware! The Future Beware!
Comic artist Brad Neely on beer, British children, and the 'Baby Cakes' video game

Screens, June 13, 2008

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century
A UT Law professor's tremendously nuanced collision of big ideas

Books, May 23, 2008

From Mad Dogs to Mister Golf
Bud Shrake, continued

Books, April 25, 2008

Riding the 'Wave'
Riding the 'Wave'
Bud Shrake compacts a far-flung, storied career in his new collection

Books, April 25, 2008

Benh Zeitlin Benefit
Benh Zeitlin Benefit
Helping to defray hospital bills for injured SXSW filmmaker Benh Zeitlin

Screens, April 25, 2008

SXSW Filmmaker Hospitalized
SXSW Filmmaker Hospitalized
SXSW filmmaker Benh Zeitlin recovering after a major car accident

Screens, March 11, 2008

All-Around Gal
All-Around Gal
Mumblecore baby Greta Gerwig acts, writes, directs, enunciates properly

Screens, March 7, 2008

Talk Show Host
Talk Show Host
Heather Gold is not here to push your product

Screens, Feb. 29, 2008

The Film Prof's Drunk, and the Kids Are Not All Right
The Film Prof's Drunk, and the Kids Are Not All Right
George Romero's latest state of the union via flesh-eating legions of the undead

Screens, Feb. 29, 2008

DVD Watch
Zodiac: Director's Cut
Spencer Parsons has been waiting for a proper DVD of Fincher's essay on the dorkiness of evil since end titles rolled in the theatre

Screens, Feb. 15, 2008

Sometimes the Music's in the Scratches
In defense of the bootleg

Screens, Feb. 15, 2008

In Print
The Playboy Interviews: The Directors
Cinematic storytelling and technique naturally get plenty of play, but all these long-form interviews roam through detours and diversions that lend a tremendous sense of character

Screens, Dec. 14, 2007

Geek Out!
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Gifts for Trekkies, Anglophiles, and arthouse obscurists

Screens, Dec. 14, 2007

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Writer/director Todd Haynes on Dylan, Sturm und Drang, and the long shadow of the Sixties

Screens, Nov. 23, 2007

The End of the World as He Knows It
The End of the World as He Knows It
Richard Kelly does decadence plus dystopia in 'Southland Tales'

Screens, Nov. 16, 2007

Temples and Playgrounds
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?
Previewing the 2007 Texas Book Festival, Nov. 3-4

Books, Nov. 2, 2007

Something Out of Nothing
Something Out of Nothing
Joe Swanberg, anti-director, on 'Hannah Takes the Stairs'

Screens, Oct. 26, 2007

You're Joking, Right?

Screens, Oct. 15, 2007

Labor Intensive
Labor Intensive
John Fiege on 'Mississippi Chicken' and Anne Lewis on 'Morristown'

Screens, Oct. 5, 2007

Dynamics Dysfunctional and Otherwise
Dynamics Dysfunctional and Otherwise
Julie Delpy on '2 Days in Paris'

Screens, Aug. 24, 2007

DVD Watch
Blue Water, White Death and Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

Screens, Aug. 10, 2007

DVD Match
DVD Match
Antonioni vs. Bergman from beyond the grave

Screens, Aug. 3, 2007

In Print
Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes

Screens, July 20, 2007

DVD Watch
WR: Mysteries of the Organism and Sweet Movie

Screens, July 13, 2007

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