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Talking With Tarantino: The Sight and Sound Excerpt

Kim Morgan | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The new Sight & Sound features my ten-page interview with its February cover star, Quentin Tarantino, and they have graciously allowed me to excerpt a portion of the extensive Q&A here.

Totally, Tenderly, Tragically: By the Sea

Kim Morgan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

By the Sea Angelina Jolie doesn't care if you like her. But it's not out of snobbery, some kind of looking down on the little people; she's too focused, too mysterious, too fascinatingly complicated for that.

September's Sight & Sound: Talking With John Waters

Kim Morgan | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Talking with John Waters: Endlessly funny, erudite, charming and so well-read -- just try to keep up (he reads two books a week).

Guy Maddin's Forbidden Room

Kim Morgan | Posted 03.21.2015 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Forbidden Room. Here's on-set pictures I took just about three years ago in Paris while working on what would become Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Ro...

Desert Eyes: Happy 70th Birthday Udo Kier

Kim Morgan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

We're driving around Palm Springs and Udo Kier is asking me to check on his ball. Has it arrived? I'm not certain what he's talking about. A ball has not been mentioned yet today, but as we slowly creep past his block, I check for a ball as if this is the most normal thing to do.

One of Hollywood's First Movie Stars, One of Hollywood's First Dope Casualties: Wonderful Wallace Reid

Kim Morgan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Originally posted at my blog, Sunset Gun."Wally Reid was a 180-pound diamond..." -Cecil B. DeMille Wallace Reid loved cars. When not working in pictur...

Baby Love: Happy Birthday Howard Hawks

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Hapy Birthday to the late, great Howard Hawks. Let's celebrate with one of his best, Bringing Up Baby. Here's my brief ode to Hepburn, Grant, bones, dogs, leopards and... "You're a fixation."

I Will Miss You, Roger Ebert

Kim Morgan | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

"I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state ... I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and l...

The Power of the Purse: Marnie

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Who cares so much about a damn handbag? Women do. And not just for fashion, as Hitchcock so astutely noticed, but for what Kier also so astutely pointed out. Organization. Organization in that chaotic organ that will spill out of your satchel in messy, sticky, dysfunctional passionate disarray.

Since Oscar Forgot, Remembering Ann Rutherford

Kim Morgan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Oscars In Memoriam Reel always leaves important people out and this year seemed one of the worst. I watched those we're to remember, shocked the entire presentation was over so quickly.

The Oscars Category That Should Be

Kim Morgan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Why not an Oscar category for Best Soundtrack? Or, rather, the best use of pre-existing music?

Three Favorite Oscar Moments

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I like Oscars that go a little crazy. And not in those golly-gee speeches where someone -- say, Anne Hathaway (the inevitable winner tonight) -- reacts with such feigned shock that she giddily exhibits an actorly, cute-as-a-button manic depressive episode.

For Valentine's Day: Celebrate With Six Disastrous Dates

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I don't loathe Valentine's Day -- I just loathe the pressure placed on people. Buy a single rose, if you must. Buy an Otis Redding album (always do that). And watch a movie, preferably a movie in which romance goes terribly awry -- like Vertigo.

Sad Men: Jack Lemmon and Days of Wine and Roses

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The late, great Jack Lemmon's birthday is February 8th which led me back to one of his finest performances -- Days of Wine and Roses. Watch it for the first time or watch it again. Rest in Peace, Jack Lemmon.

Four Men, Forty Years, Unforgettable: Deliverance

Kim Morgan | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Forty years later, Deliverance and its ideas have not aged a day. It still feels ahead of its time -- even dangerous. Promoting the picture's 40th anniversary, the stars sat down to discuss this masterpiece, its themes and what went into making such a masterful picture.

The Wonderful Wistful World of Wes Anderson

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Recently, The Guardian's film blog ran a small piece highlighting the trailer for Wes Anderson's upcoming -- and for Anderson fans, greatly anticipate...

Link Wray: So Glad, So Proud

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.13.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Black Keys and Jack White would kill to imbibe whatever magical potion Wray was concocting. And as much as I respect the Keys and White, they'll never achieve the alchemy of Wray. And they would surely agree.

Daydream Believer: RIP Davy Jones

Kim Morgan | Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Originally published at Kim Morgan's Sunset Gun.Davy Jones. As others have often pointed out, he wasn't charming, "Circus Boy" Mickey Dolenz, the guy ...

Pilgrim, Cowboy, Indian: Taxi Driver

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Berlin Film Festival held the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Taxi Driver. After many viewings throughout my life, the movie, all red light and red blood and red anger, is still lingering in my mind.

For the Love of (Film Noir): Nightfall

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The For the Love of Film (Noir) Blogathon hosted by the inimitable Self-Styled Siren and Ferdy on Films, starts today -- the perfect day, really, si...

There Will Be Love

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Since it's V-Day, I want to return to the exalting, superb Punch-Drunk Love, which remains one of the most romantic movies of the last 10 years. I was baffled by its mixed reception and wonder if it remains misunderstood to this day.

Make Way for Satana, Heaven

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Who was ever like Tura Satana? Tura was a tiger with a blackbelt, a true exotic who actually lived a life of hard knocks and one she, no doubt, disgorged in cathartic release on screen.

Brick & Deeper: 2011 Sundance Shorts Awards

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

With such wonderfully eclectic, innovative, moving, funny, disturbing and beautifully crafted shorts to choose from, Sundance jury duty was not an easy task.

Lay Leda Lay: Black Swan

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

If torture, perfectionism, masochism and emaciated, ethereal sprites pirouetting themselves into delicate music box coffins, can become an exalted, gr...

Come Back As Fire And Burn All The Liars: Frances Farmer

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Frances Farmer died 40 years ago and for those of us who love cinema and "bad girls," we should feel a pang of sadness. And we should be frustrated by the movie version of her life, Frances.