Jonathan W. Rinzler (1962-2021), a fine chronicler of great movies…

The Sacred Texts. As a lifelong fan of sci-fi movies, I’ve long collected books, magazines and, more recently, videos all about the making-of sci-fi and other movies. My first magazine I remember collecting was Forry Ackerman’s “Famous Monsters of Filmland,” and I would later graduate to Starlog, Cinemafantastique, Sci-Fi Universe, and others, including several British…

Age matters not: “The Empire Strikes Back” turns 40…

40 Years Ago, In A Theatre Not Too Far Away… This May (no, not May the 4th…the 21st) marks the 40th anniversary release of one of my all-time favorite movies, “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980).  The film was primarily written by George Lucas and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (who would write many other…