New Interview: MYTH-BUILDING IN MODERN MEDIA on Author Interviews

Brand new interview. I was very pleased to be featured on the excellent Author Interviews site, alongside some rather esteemed contemporaries, to discuss my book Myth-Building in Modern Media, my writing journey and practices, and what I’ve been enjoying reading lately. This was conducted during the Covid-19 lockdown in the summer but it’s still aContinue reading “New Interview: MYTH-BUILDING IN MODERN MEDIA on Author Interviews”

Book Review: ROD SERLING: HIS LIFE, WORK, AND IMAGINATION (Nicholas Parisi)

Eric Gilliland with a review of Nicholas Parisi’s deep dive into one of television’s greatest storytellers… Few figures have influenced the popular memory more than Rod Serling (1924-1975). His work continues to captivate the imaginations of millions in the decades since his passing. In our current era of uncertainty with a creeping authoritarianism seeping into the politicalContinue reading “Book Review: ROD SERLING: HIS LIFE, WORK, AND IMAGINATION (Nicholas Parisi)”

Book Review: WHEN THE MOVIES MATTERED – THE NEW HOLLYWOOD REVISITED (edited by Jonathan Kirshner & Jon Lewis)

Eric Gilliland with a review of When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited… When the Movies Mattered is a collection of ten essays edited by Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis that reassess the New Hollywood years that spanned from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. As this period in American movies drifts further fromContinue reading “Book Review: WHEN THE MOVIES MATTERED – THE NEW HOLLYWOOD REVISITED (edited by Jonathan Kirshner & Jon Lewis)”

Book Review: THE X-FILES: The Official Archives – Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena (Paul Terry)

Over the years, we have enjoyed a litany of tie-in material for The X-Files, principally across the 1990s but again recently thanks to the return of Chris Carter’s iconic series. Fans will remember Brian Lowry’s essential episode guide books back when the show aired – basic by today’s standard but a touchstone in the pre-onlineContinue reading “Book Review: THE X-FILES: The Official Archives – Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena (Paul Terry)”

Book Review: THE PRESS GANG – Writings on Cinema from New York Press, 1991-2011 (edited by Jim Colvill) + author interview

Film criticism is a thrilling, if mercurial, business, and one which can either chew a writer up and spit them out on the other side of corporate vacuity, or lead them to stand firm against the cultural tide. In many ways, The Press Gang exemplifies that ongoing struggle. Subtitled ‘Writings on Cinema from New YorkContinue reading “Book Review: THE PRESS GANG – Writings on Cinema from New York Press, 1991-2011 (edited by Jim Colvill) + author interview”