Jeff Strickler

Recent and archived articles by Jeff Strickler

21 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

95-year-old shares tricks to falling without getting hurt

Bend, twist and roll – that’s the secret to safe falling.

Hardy strategy: Elliott Royce enjoying his trampoline lesson. His goal is to still be trampolining when he turns 100. Photo: TNS
4 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Writer-director only SEEMS to live and breathe Jane Austen

Robin Swicord isn't obsessed with Jane Austen, although she's the first to admit that it's easy to get that impression.

20 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Story's imprint on filmmaker lasted nearly 50 years

It took Dan Klores only three years to make the documentary I>Crazy Love/I>. But in a way, you also could say it took him nearly 50 years.

13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Writer takes another Fantastic voyage

Mark Frost, who co-created TV's I>Twin Peaks/I>, returned to the Fantastic Four fold to co-write the sequel, I>Rise of the Silver Surfer/I>.

29 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Costner ignores naysayers, embraces challenges of Mr. Brooks

A lot of people thought that Kevin Costner should have passed on I>Mr. Brooks/I>. Which is exactly why he not only agreed to star, he signed on as the producer of the dramatic thriller.

7 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Canadian actress gets behind the camera for Away From Her

Sarah Polley didn't intend to make her directing debut with I>Away From Her/I>. It just sort of happened that way, and now that the movie is opening, she's thrilled with the way things worked out.

19 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Shaun of the Dead team takes aim at cop movies with Hot Fuzz

Most filmmakers hate the city-a-day promotion tours that inevitably end up producing a lot more sitting around. But not Simon Pegg and his associates.

12 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Karl Urban got beaten on the path to Pathfinder

Karl Urban might be considered an action star, but he knows a thing or two about marketing. And sports. Which is why he wasted no time pointing out to a caller from Minnesota that in the period action-adventure I>Pathfinder/Ihe plays a Viking.

22 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Horror maestro likes to work significant themes into his stories

Audiences who think they see parallels between I>The Hills Have Eyes 2/Iand the war in Iraq aren't imagining things. Writer-producer Wes Craven believes that horror movies should reflect the times in which they are made.

15 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Documentary filmmaker gives credit where credit's due

James D. Scurlock's first movie was about the American dream. His second is about the American nightmare.