New Trailer: River Phoenix’s Last Film, “Dark Blood”

When he died in October 1993, River Phoenix was in the midst of filming Dark Blood, directed by George Sluizer and also starring Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis. After Phoenix’s death, production was halted and the film was shelved, unfinished.

Now, almost ...

Revival House: “You guys wanna go see a dead body?”

Twenty-five years ago, on August 8, 1986, Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me opened in limited release (opening in wide release on August 22).

In 1982, one of my favorite Stephen King books Different Seasons was published, consisting of four novellas that ...

Random Play: River Phoenix

In college, I took a sociology course called “Media and Society.” The professor who taught it made a point of differentiating between the concept of fame and that of celebrity: the former, he argued, had existed from ancient times and resulted ...