Sam Peckinpah
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
//Columns

Rudy Wurlitzer, Bob Dylan, Bloody Sam, and the Jornado del Muerto
30 Jul 2009 // 4:59 PM

Dylan’s beautifully simple ballad captures the paradoxical fear of and longing for death that is the hallmark of Wurlitzer’s narratives and what lurks at the heart of the human experience.

Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’
5 Feb 2009 // 3:00 PM

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

//Reviews

Straw Dogs (2004)
26 Oct 2004 // 8:00 PM

Perhaps David's decision is heroic, given the circumstances, but the accumulated images of his passivity remind the viewer that better choices.

//Blogs

Damn the Double Nickel: "Convoy" Shows a Great Director Slumming
20 Aug 2015 // 6:27 AM

Dividing the auteurist from the average hedonist.

Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid' Is the Last Great Western
20 Mar 2015 // 5:00 AM

This is not just a great Peckinpah film, but perhaps Hollywood’s last great classic Western, a film of tremendous self-reflection and deep sadness.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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