June 2021: Heating up

This particular dispatch is being written during America’s de facto kickoff to the season ahead: “Summer,” if you’re looking at the weather and contemplating how many wildfires we’re about to go through on the West Coast, and wondering how crowded and unmasked your Memorial Day barbecue should be. “Emmy season,” if you’re thinking of a … Read more

Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl

Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl Chernobyl is HBO’s haunting five-part miniseries that follows detailed accounts of those who tried to mitigate the disaster in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear power plant explosion in the Soviet Union. The critically-acclaimed show about the doomed reactor – featuring … Read more

September 2019: Emmy Night Elation

Emmy Night Elation Across the Pond / Mark London Williams Emmy Night Elation Across the Pond / Mark London Williams And so, as we head into “contender” season for the Oscars, ASC awards, and the other stops in L.A.’s late winter rondele of weekends-in-formal-wear, we pause to gather some insights from the current crop of … Read more

September 2018: “The Jane Goodall of Cinematography”

The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams LEAD IMAGE: Ellen Kuras, captures Jane, National Geographic’s documentary on Jane Goodall, in Tanzania. Credit: National Geographic L.A. has always been a town filled with self-congratulations – though D.C. gives it … Read more

September 2017:
The Swirl Of Award Fever

The swirl of award fever Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The swirl of award fever Across The Pond / Mark London Williams It’s not only crisis and calamity (and in L.A., ash!) in the air this fall, but around town there’s already the swirl of award fever, as showbiz heads to one of … Read more