R. I. P. – Robert Forster (1941 – 2019)

Robert Forster has passed away. I had the privilege of meeting and having a lengthy conversation with him when he was in Santa Rosa promoting his appearance at a screening of “Jackie Brown”. I had just watched his first film – “Reflections in a Golden Eye” with Marlon Brando – and he was delighted to…

Review – Welcome Home? (“Donovan Reid”)

A young man walks into a police station. Either unable or unwilling to speak, he non-verbally asks for something with which to write. Given a pen and a piece of paper, he scribbles down and displays the following: “I am Donovan Reid”. So begins Donovan Reid, a film co-written and directed by Austin Smagalski. Filmed…

SFIFF 62 – A Day at the SFFILM Festival

The Worst Show on the Web enters its second decade of coverage of the SFFILM Festival with our attendance at their 62nd Annual Film Festival. What used to be known as the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is running now through April 23 at a variety of venues in the Bay Area. My day…

SFIFF61 – A Day Spent Crossing “Boundaries”

The Worst Show on the Web has been covering the San Francisco International Film Festival for ten years now. We’ve screened, reviewed and discussed well over one hundred films – some great, some good, and some real clunkers – and conducted numerous interviews over those ten years. This year’s festival, the 61st, runs April 4…

R. I. P. – Richard Anderson (1926 – 2017)

I had the privilege of interviewing actor Richard Anderson at an absolutely terrible convention five years ago. You might recognize him from  Forbidden Planet, Paths of Glory, Seven Days in May, and, of course, The Six Million Dollar Man. He was extremely gracious and was delighted that I asked him about work that no one…