Randy Russell is an actor and screenwriter. A purist, he will only work on actual film — American Job, The Pool, Soulmate, Modus Operandi, and the upcoming China Test Girls — so it all might end soon. His website is at rspeen.com.
Actor/screenwriter Randy Russell attempts to unravel the secrets of Jacques Tourneur's masterwork, a film where even doubles have doubles.
Randy Russell on Kedi, the delightful new documentary about street cats in Istanbul which he has been watching on heavy rotation.
A holiday movie about a heartbroken Christmas tree salesman finds beauty and even hope in the melancholy.
A film about a post-breakup reunion, with actors (maybe) playing themselves, is funny, bizarre and, underneath, melancholy.
A potential future Canadian resident scopes out the country through this doc by an L.A.-living Canuck comedy writer.
How did a perennial 2½ star, biker/surfer exploitation movie from 1968 become one man's lifelong cinematic obsession?
This poignant comedy drama takes a sideways look at 20th century history and one man's remarkable journey through it.
The actor's debut film is an affectionate documentary portrait of a little-known (but much-loved) musician, teacher and philosopher.
A light-hearted love story featuring characters in their fifties -- could this be a post-rom-com? Or even a revisionist rom-com?
The French actor-turned-director's latest fuses the police procedural with an off-kilter sex comedy in a surprising (and oddly life-affirming) way.
It's all blood and fear and a lot of laughs as a schlubby Brooklyn loser gets his teeth into life after an encounter with a vampire.
This Berlin Film Festival favorite presents a portrait of family interaction that feels unsettlingly like real life.
7:59 a.m. (All times are approximate.) (Soon-to-be-ex-) girlfriend’s place. Every day is like every other day, except for the ones that aren’t...
I hate technology as much as Ted Kaczynski yet I’m in love with my smartphone...