Talking Pictures

For over twenty years, I’ve been taking interesting people
to interesting movies in my ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. 
Currently, the results of those conversations appear twice a month

in the pages of the Pacific Sun newspaper, in Marin County, California.

Check the below list for the most recent Talking Pictures columns
or check out my TALKING PICTURES BLOG

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INNER TRUTHS
Tom Hooper on love, gender and ‘The Danish Girl’ 
February 10, 2016

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Daedalus Howell on the power of journalism, red wine and ‘Spotlight’
January 27, 2016

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Carol Doda on Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’ and why it’s “great.”
December 17, 2015

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Special Effect master Dennis Muren on making the original ‘Star Wars’
December 16, 2015

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Director Tom Hooper talks ‘Spotlight’ with post-show audience
October 14, 2015

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Horror author Nicole Cushing on M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’
September 30, 2015

Straight Outta ComptonSTRAIGHT TALK
Rapper-actor-cop Piper on N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’
September 15, 2015

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Comic Greg Proops on ‘Pillow Talk’ and what’s ailing modern movies
September 1, 2015

o-PAPER-TOWNS-POSTER-facebookLOVE HURTS
In which I muse on ‘Paper Towns’ and the pains of youthful romance
August 13, 2015

inside-outHEAD GAMES
Therapist Myra Bernecker on Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’
July 16, 2015

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Geologist Susan Panttaja shakes up the Rock’s ‘San Andreas’
June 25, 2015

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Political satirist Will Durst on the optimism of ‘Tomorrowland’
June 4, 2015

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Actor David Yen compares the wonder of ‘Peter Pan’ with the intensity of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
June 25, 2015