Tilda Swinton Snowpiercer

ICYMI — The Future is Cold

We’re adding a new regular feature to the PFC site, a mixed salad of items we’ve mined from various sources, namely our friends and likes and contacts who have pilfered them from their friends and likes and contacts. As if you weren’t sick of Facebook already… But at least here we won’t be showing off our vacation snaps and apparently making everyone else depressed and envious. Not that we care enough

Charles Cullen

Love Is… Never Resenting Success

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.” — Gore Vidal

I’ve always thought that quotation summed up Vidal to be what he was: as a bitter old queen’s bitter old queen. I was reminded of his words the other day when I had a brief private chat on Facebook with my friend Charles Graeber, author of The Good Nurse, an investigative book about the most prolific serial killer in history, Charles Cullen, which was released last week and entered at number fourteen on The New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. After his appearance on a 60 Minutes special on Sunday, as well as Charlie Rose,

Snails by Adam Oehlers

Tick Tock: The Race Is on for Pepper Pumperdine

I don’t normally promote my own work in progress on this site; as most people in the film business know, the best way to have your movie never see the light of day is to make big announcements before you’ve begun shooting, much less wrapped the sucker.

That isn’t the case with my children’s book, Pepper Pumperdine and the Fashion Fairy.  It’s been written, it’s been tested on its target audience (in New York City, no less—tough customers even at nine years old),

Kevin Spacey

REVIEW: ‘House of Cards’ Shifts the Paradigm Without Collapsing

It’s not just that television has usurped the supremacy of quality scripted drama and comedy from theatrical, now it’s the way that content is being viewed that is changing the way entertainment is created and delivered. Because of Netflix and other online streaming content providerspeople have been watching entire seasons in one sitting, or in a few sittings, as I just did to write this review of House of Cards, which is why this post is going up on a Saturday rather than a Thursday or Friday as it should have.  As a filmed content producer myself,

Thom Browne

Why Thom Browne Is So Relevant

First off, the title of this piece isn’t what I want to say at all.  It’s a deliberate misuse of the word ‘relevant’; its misapplication is a low-level humming annoyance for me these days.  I feel it’s a hipsterism that is infecting the language.  It’s the ‘organic’ of this era, a word that was wantonly misused at the beginning of this century in every creative pitch from London to L.A. via New York

Darlene Love

The Power of (Darlene) Love

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Question: What is 72 years old, struts across stage wearing five-inch stiletto heels, and can still blow the roof off of a concert hall for two-and-a-half straight hours?

If you said, “True soul survivor, music icon, and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love,” you’d not only be correct, you’d also be constructing sentences that are eerily like mine. And you might be disappointed that the above question was not a set-up for a dirty punch line.

Well, Darlene Love is no joke, and that’s our music lesson for today.