by Phil Dyess-Nugent

Tough Guys Don’t Storyboard: The Films of Norman Mailer


Mailer wanted movies to feel more real, to partake more of actual human feeling and experience, to tap into the kind of humor people indulge in when they’re all alone but have never dreamed of seeing expressed by actors in a big film.

The Woman at the Table: Nora Ephron


Nora Ephron is clearly someone who grew up in love with the snappy patter and verbal gymnastics of classic screwball romances, but she made only a halfhearted attempt to achieve those same heights in her own movies.