Category Archives: AV Club

2017: Random Roles Revisited

I’ve tried to make it an annual late-December tradition to offer up a look back at the Random Roles interviews I’ve conducted during the course of the past year. I look at it as both an opportunity to remind you of … Continue reading

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I understand you have a clip…

Earlier today, I taught a class at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA. It was called “The Art of the Interview,” and while I don’t want to oversell it by any means, I do think that I provided a … Continue reading

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2016: Random Roles Revisited, Pt. 2

Here we go: it’s time for part two of my look back at the Random Roles interviews I’ve done over the course of 2016! I can’t say I’m not disappointed that this is part two of two, especially when there … Continue reading

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2016: Random Roles Revisited, Pt. 1

For the past few years, I’ve entertained myself – and hopefully at least a few of you folks, too – by pulling together sort of a highlight reel of the Random Roles interviews I’ve done over the course of the … Continue reading

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“Desperate” Memories of Michael Cimino

I never interviewed Michael Cimino, whose death was confirmed earlier today, but I’ve certainly heard a fair amount about him and his various works from other people over the years. For instance, the famed writer/director isn’t mentioned by name in … Continue reading

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My 2015 Random Roles Highlight Reel – Part 4: The Final Chapter

The Best of 2015 rolls on with the fourth and final part of my my “highlight reel” from the 40 Random Roles I did for the A.V. Club over the course of this past year. If you missed Parts 1, … Continue reading

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My 2015 Random Roles Highlight Reel – Part 3

The Best of 2015 rolls on with the third part of my my “highlight reel” from the 40 Random Roles I did for the A.V. Club over the course of this past year. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, … Continue reading

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My 2015 Random Roles Highlight Reel – Part 2

The Best of 2015 rolls on with the second part of my my “highlight reel” from the 40 Random Roles I did for the A.V. Club over the course of this past year. If you missed Part 1, then please … Continue reading

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My 2015 Random Roles Highlight Reel – Part 1

It’s no secret that the A.V. Club’s Random Roles is by far my favorite feature from any of the sites to which I currently contribute, and it becomes even more evident that this is the case when you realize that … Continue reading

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Norman Lloyd sets the record straight on Stanley Kubrick

First things first: if you haven’t yet read my Random Roles interview with Norman Lloyd, then go read it right now…and, no, I’m not kidding. I’ve never felt more gratified by a piece I’ve done for the A.V. Club, and—hand … Continue reading

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