Articles by Jeff Martin
December 31, 2013
These were the days when the Internet was new, cell phones were for stockbrokers, and if you missed a movie in the theater, you had to wait six months or even a year or more to catch up. We don’t have to wait for anything now. I’m not sure that’s an entirely good thing.
October 5, 2012
With 1989’s Field of Dreams, my Costner man crush truly began. I honestly don’t remember seeing it in the theater. It must have been VHS. Either way, I remember the feeling. That film, pie-in-the-sky as it may be, still gets me.
December 18, 2011
Emotional without even a touch of sentimentality, the piece perfectly captures the questions, assumptions, and mysteries that arise from combing through the material past of a loved one.
June 9, 2011
On attending a private, family screening of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
June 4, 2010
If you look back 40 years to the year 1970, there were many more established, award-winning authors under the age of 40.
December 20, 2009
Written, or perhaps I should say designed as an auction catalog, this slim volume from Leanne Shapton made me question the meaning of narrative and how stories are told.
November 23, 2009
Released on the day JFK was assassinated, Spector’s album ended up being a much-needed dose of joy in a dark and confusing time.
November 4, 2009
Spike Jonze says that this is a film about childhood, not necessarily a film for children. If he is talking about the trailer, he is absolutely right.