Teachers: Leaving Legacies

aka, a shout out to Mrs. Nall & Mrs. NanceI can’t name every teacher I had in school. I mean, we’re talking sixteen years! But there are a handful that have stuck in my mind. Those teachers thought outside the box. I’ll never forget the way Mrs. Sobszak* handled an ADHD kid in my science class in 7th grade. No drugs. No official diagnosis. Just an acknowledgement that the kid had too much energy to […]

Top 10 Kids Movies

I’ve been so distraught over the neglect of kids movies in my Top 10 films, I’ve decided to give them their own list. They deserve it. Kids movies are by far some of the more worthwhile film projects filmmakers could attempt, in my opinion. We’re all just big kids ourselves, so why not produce wonderful works of fiction that kids can enjoy? In the world of animation and family films, Pixar currently reigns as king, […]

Top Ten Favorite Films (as of 2010)

Someone asked me a question today, and I was horrified that I hadn’t really thought of the answer before. I mean, I’m a filmmaker. I’m constantly considering the merits of movies and have even started reviewing theatrical films in my spare time. How could I not already have an answer to this question?? Oh right. The question. What are my top ten favorite films of all time? I’ve never truly considered the question. I have probably […]