About Jeff Ignatius
I am a journalist who has, at various points in my career, been published as a movie, music, and book critic (in descending order of aptitude) and has interviewed internationally renowned musicians (from David Harrington of Kronos Quartet to Kris Kristofferson to Neko Case to Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet) as well as authors and filmmakers of more modest repute.
I will forever be working on a book-length analysis of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia.
I was born in 1971 and married in 2001.
My wife (a damned lawyer) and I have a dog about whom Wesley Willis wrote a song from beyond the grave.
A human child was born on February 1, 2008. Bride of Culture Snob swears that I am the father.
We live in the Quad Cities, on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River.
I rabidly root for the Boston Red Sox, and — thanks to the 2004 team — am no longer waiting ’til next year. By graduation, I follow the sports teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. By marriage, I am a fan of the Washington Redskins.
Latest Twitter Review
- ‘(500) Days of Summer’ has a good hook and nails relationship details, but it’s too cute and frustratingly undisciplined and self-satisfied.
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- I just watched the film today for the first time. Amazing experience, that’s for sure, especially reading about Roger Ebert’s finding and all the theories...
- One can make a strong argument that he is the first cyber hero. this movie relates more and more to our daily lives with the...
- Strange things happen all the time. This is the belief of the narrator. If we see it in a movie--or perhaps read it in a...
- Seeing Is Not Believing In Magnolia, we witness a visible and cataclysmic act of God. But in a strange paradox, no one in the film—nor...
- 1) Why do men never want to have a relationship like women do? For example, in my opinion, women like to have companionship, sharing things...
Recent Audio Content
- Vic Chesnutt: A Quest for Joy (an interview)
- Chris Thile of Punch Brothers: A Big Arrow (an interview)
- Evolutionist David Sloan Wilson: The Psychopathic Chicken (an interview)
- Philip Dickey of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: I Will Make You Like Me (an interview)
- Jim Eno of Spoon: Rough-Edged Perfection (an interview)
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- my new plaid pants > Joe Manganiello Four Times
- Blog > Top Ten 1960s
- Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image) > The Disney-Star Wars deal or, Lucasfilm Lost
- The Audient > Showing my age
- Burbanked > “I used to have trouble in front of an audience. I felt...
- Observations on film art > David Koepp: Making the world movie-sized
- JonathanRosenbaum.com > Miami Blues
- Latest Posts from What’s Alan Watching on Hitfix > Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 187: ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Devious Maids’ & ‘Crossing Lines’
- The Film Doctor > metadata links
- Moon In The Gutter > Dustbin Romancers and Clockwork Creeps: HOW DARE YOU! and The Unmaking of 10cc
- IFC Fix: Get Yours > Aubrey Plaza Makes Kyle Nervous on “Maron”
- The Bleeding Tree > Superman
- Notebook on Cities and Culture > S3E31: Heightened Rootlessness with Timothy Taylor
- The Daily Notebook > An Allan Dwan Serial #4: “Stage Struck” (1925)
- Slate Articles > This Is the End and The Bling Ring
- Chicago Ex-Patriate > The Game Of the Name: Colson Whitehead’s “Apex Hides the Hurt”
- Stale Popcorn > Devious Maids
- GreenCine Daily > Cruise-in’ for a Bruisin’
- Fin de cinéma > Me and You and Frameline 37
- Cinema Styles > Hollywood Then and Now: No Way Out Location