question of the day: Why are you interested in film?

It’s so glaringly obvious as something that needs to be discussed, and I don’t think we ever have here before. It’s clearly to be taken as a given that anyone reading this site is interested in film as a way of telling stories and as an entertainment, but why?

RIP film editor Karen Schmeer

I’d been trying to figure out what there was to say about the recent death of film editor Karen Schmeer, and then I found it (starting at The New York Times): What began with a report of three men shoplifting over-the-counter drugs from a CVS on the Upper West Side has ended with an arrest … more…