I’ve been thinking about film since my childhood visits to the drive-in theaters of the Florida Panhandle in the early 1960s, where exposure to “Mondo Cane” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” irradiated my tender brain, causing permanent after-effects. Later on, I began writing about the stuff for daily newspapers in large American cities, then magazines and websites. As of summer 2011, I am a freelance contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section and have a weekly column online at the GreenCine Daily (daily.greencine.com). I also write about music for Time Outs New York and Chicago. Some older pieces are lazily archived at 24XPS.com.