Review: Lisey’s Story, Episodes 1 &2

Year: 2021 Runtime: 60 minutes per episode Director: Pablo Larrain Writer: Stephen King (novel and screenplay) Actors: Julianne Moore, Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Clive Owen, Ron Cephas Jones, Dane DeHaan, Omar Metwally, Brian Hutchinson, Peter Scolari By Joan Amenn “Every marriage keeps its own secrets.” -Stephen King Premiering this weekend on Apple TV, Stephen King’s “Lisey’s Story” (2021) is adapted for the screen by … Continue reading Review: Lisey’s Story, Episodes 1 &2

Spotlight: Sally Potter- Writer, Director, Choreographer, Musician

A creative force to be reckoned with. This woman graduated as a dancer, choreographed dance shows, made music, directed plays and wrote and directed world-class movies. And all this output can be traced back to when she was the tender age of 14 and made her first 8mm films. Her name: Sally Potter.

If you have seen one or two Potter films, you may think that she broke or rejected the conventions of mainstream film making, but that isn’t quite right. What Potter does with her films is let them speak. The ideas within them come out in ways that are free forming and she follows the flow of them until they are completed films. They are not without structure or form; they are parts of the human condition that have been given freedom of expression. Continue reading Spotlight: Sally Potter- Writer, Director, Choreographer, Musician