AFI film school #20: North by Northwest — How to be this much fun

There’s a lot of words usually associated with Hitchcock: genius, suspenseful, scary, obsessive, classic, influential…

Nine crucial lessons from Breaking Bad's pilot

Breaking Bad did okay for itself. But all of this mayhem began with just one episode…

AFI film school #19: Silence of the Lambs — Genre at its best

A film full of quotes that are still recited by people who haven’t even seen it…

AFI film school #18: Toy Story — Beyond infinity

A question often asked is “what makes a Pixar film so much better than other…

Candivan becomes Cideshow

The Candivan is finally arriving at its destination…

AFI film school #17: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — Not me

Up until I hit “watch” on Netflix, I thought I was about to see a biopic on some of the racier moments of Virginia Woolf’s life. Instead…

AFI film school #16: Gone with the Wind — Hungry again

Eighty years ago a movie came out that affected movies forever. Sure, the same could be said…

AFI film school #15: Midnight Cowboy — I'm talking here

There is no movie like this one…

Petition Granted -- Why most show finales suck and what to do about it

You invest years into a show. An hour a week--maybe around a hundred hours overall. Talking about it with your friends…

AFI film school #14: Do the Right Thing — The truth Ruth

Overall, this movie is asking a question, and it’s a question that Mookie could have asked Da Mayor after he delivered the film’s titular line: “what is the right thing…