Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The New NOIR CITY Summer Issue Is Here!


The new issue of NOIR CITY has a special focus on music. I have a piece on the country noir of Johnny Cash. It was a thrill to get to write something about the musician whose music has meant the most to me over the course of my life.

I also have a new installment in my series on Poverty Row Professionals, this time focusing on the New York filmmakers Joseph and Geraldine Lerner. They pretty much embodied the postwar East Coast Poverty Row. Among other interesting films they made one of my absolute favorite low-budget noirs, GUILTY BYSTANDER.




The issue is packed full of great articles by the likes of Imogen Sara Smith, Gary Deane, Ray Banks, Vince Keenan, Rosemarie Keenan, Woody Haut, Steve Kronenberg, and more. As usual the issue is designed by the great Michael Kronenberg.

Check it out here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Robert Ryan: A Good Man In A Bad Time


I'm over at The Life Sentence with a piece on the great Robert Ryan. It's an overview of Ryan's life and career, and a review of the terrific new book THE LIVES OF ROBERT RYAN by J.R. Jones.

Click here to read A Good Man In A Bad Time.