I’m Charlie Walker, but my movie could have been better

C Historical drama Written & directed by Patrick Gilles Here's an interesting San Francisco story, involving oil slicks, the environment, racism, hippies, prostitutes, and an oil company executive who worries that working with a black man could hurt his company's image. This all takes in 1971, when a black man in the boardroom wasn't rare … Continue reading I’m Charlie Walker, but my movie could have been better

What’s leaving Criterion at the end of August

Come September, Charlie Chaplin's best shorts and Georges Méliès' colorful fairy tales will disappear from the Criterion Channel. And along with them, are a lot of very good feature-length films. I don't want to discuss all of these shorts (although, among the Chaplins, the best are The Immigrant, Easy Street, and best of all, The … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of August