Randy Russell

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.

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The Mysterious Noir Classic Out of the Past is the Perfect Double Bill for Mulholland Drive

By Randy Russell | May 15, 2017

The Mysterious Noir Classic Out of the Past is the Perfect Double Bill for Mulholland Drive

Actor/screenwriter Randy Russell attempts to unravel the secrets of Jacques Tourneur's masterwork, a film where even doubles have doubles.

Why I Have Already Seen This New Cat Documentary 16 Times and Counting

By Randy Russell | February 10, 2017

Why I Have Already Seen This New Cat Documentary 16 Times and Counting

Randy Russell on Kedi, the delightful new documentary about street cats in Istanbul which he has been watching on heavy rotation.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again

By Randy Russell | December 2, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again

A holiday movie about a heartbroken Christmas tree salesman finds beauty and even hope in the melancholy.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Eugene Kotlyarenko’s A Wonderful Cloud

By Randy Russell | November 2, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Eugene Kotlyarenko’s A Wonderful Cloud

A film about a post-breakup reunion, with actors (maybe) playing themselves, is funny, bizarre and, underneath, melancholy.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Robert Cohen’s Being Canadian

By Randy Russell | September 22, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Robert Cohen’s Being Canadian

A potential future Canadian resident scopes out the country through this doc by an L.A.-living Canuck comedy writer.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks the Genius of The Sweet Ride

By Randy Russell | July 18, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks the Genius of The Sweet Ride

How did a perennial 2½ star, biker/surfer exploitation movie from 1968 become one man's lifelong cinematic obsession?

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Felix Herngren’s The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

By Randy Russell | May 12, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Felix Herngren’s The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

This poignant comedy drama takes a sideways look at 20th century history and one man's remarkable journey through it.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Felix Herngren’s The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

By Randy Russell | May 12, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Felix Herngren’s The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

This poignant comedy drama takes a sideways look at 20th century history and one man's remarkable journey through it.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction

By Randy Russell | March 12, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction

The actor's debut film is an affectionate documentary portrait of a little-known (but much-loved) musician, teacher and philosopher.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Marc Lawrence’s The Rewrite

By Randy Russell | February 12, 2015

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Marc Lawrence’s The Rewrite

A light-hearted love story featuring characters in their fifties -- could this be a post-rom-com? Or even a revisionist rom-com?

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Serge Bozon’s Tip Top

By Randy Russell | December 9, 2014

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Serge Bozon’s Tip Top

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.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood

By Randy Russell | October 21, 2014

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood

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.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Ramon Zürcher’s The Strange Little Cat

By Randy Russell | August 5, 2014

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Ramon Zürcher’s The Strange Little Cat

This Berlin Film Festival favorite presents a portrait of family interaction that feels unsettlingly like real life.

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Jan Ole Gerster’s A Coffee in Berlin

By Randy Russell | June 18, 2014

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Jan Ole Gerster’s A Coffee in Berlin

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...

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Bobby Boermans’ App

By Randy Russell | May 7, 2014

Actor/Screenwriter Randy Russell Talks Bobby Boermans’ App

I hate technology as much as Ted Kaczynski yet I’m in love with my smartphone...