Tom McCormack

Heaven and Earth and Television Magic: The Cinema of Jesse McLean

By Tom McCormack / April 1, 2011

                    By Tom McCormack Toward the end of Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint, the narrator travels to Israel and forms an uneasy acquaintance with a young woman named Ruth. The episode is contrived so that Roth can stage a symbolic dialogue: one between traditional Jewish values and…

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Features | Cast Glances: Thomas Comerford’s The Indian Boundary Line and the Contemporary Landscape Film

By Tom McCormack / September 21, 2010

By Tom McCormack Although he has been making a name for himself as a director of exquisitely quiet, meditative avant-garde films since 1997, Thomas Comerford has remained a relatively unsung figure on the experimental scene, partly because he often prefers to bypass film festivals and instead organize DIY tours to various microcinemas around the US.…

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