Do We Really Need Another American Movie Title?

Yet another film will soon be released with the adjective “American” in its title.  I not only fail to understand this tendency among our storytellers, I am bothered by it.  It’s such a typically “American” way of thinking. The film is called “American Sniper,” but the film itself is not the point. I haven’t seen…

Jerry Jones Has No Talent For Talent

There is a problem in Dallas. That’s not news to anyone. Some will say it’s the talent on the field. Some will say it’s the offensive coordinator, the defensive coordinator, the head coach. Some will say it’s the scouting and drafting. Some will say the team collapses in December due to poor condtioning. The problem is…

Raise High The Duck Call, Commander

When I was 25, I was offered a dream job. I was working for AMC Theaters at the time, the company that many years earlier had first asked the question “why just one screen,” then gone on to pioneer the concept of opening ever-larger multi-screen movie theaters. Now they were about to innovate yet again…