Mark Allen

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Shane Carruth's Locally Made Primer Makes at Least One Critic's Best-of-the-Decade List

    Katie ScullanPrimer director Shane Carruth with Brick-layer Rian Johnson at the Magnolia in May‚ÄčSpeaking of best-of film lists ...A Friend of Unfair Park forwards along this Irish Times piece, in which critic Donald Clarke lists his Top 20 Films of the Noughties. And right there, at No. 20, is Sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    An Unfair Park Contest: Who's Got Some Palmer Rockey They Can Share?

    The legendary sound track you've never heard of for a Dallas-made movie you've never seen. OK, a little help. Because, see, yesterday's posting about the forthcoming Bottle Rocket DVD prompted a discussion of the best movies ever made in Dallas. And several comments mentioned Palmer Rockey and his f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    A Primer to Primer

    Mark Allen is a contributor to The New York Times and National Public Radio -- and, of course, he maintains a blog that's updated every now and ... then. Today, Allen posts about what's clearly one of his favorite movies: 2004's Primer, the Sundance-award-winning debut from local filmmaker Shane Car ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Butthole is back