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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- It’s the camera movement, folks! Don’t you notice that in the beginning of the shot, it looks exactly like one of the tape recordings? It’s...
- I recently saw “The White Ribbon”, also by Hanneke. After it ended, I felt more and more annoyed at having been manipulated (and bored!). I...
- I’ve been very much enjoying your reviews (magnolia and this one, so far). I would like to share my 2 cents on miller’s crossing and...
- btw try http://tinyurl.com/ag3f9zw - very inspirational stories , see you later. Rescue of Burned Puppy Comes Full Circle, by Laura Simpson
- Thanks, btw take a look http://goo.gl/ZhJ4V - good, positive news, inspirational stories and articles , enjoy. Three Qualifications for the New Politician
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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- Blog > The AFI Lists. Useful or Redundant?
- my new plaid pants > Boy Oh Bobby
- Latest Posts from What’s Alan Watching on Hitfix > TV Top 10 for 2013: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ & more
- The Audient > Term limits
- The Bleeding Tree > My list sets the rules
- The Film Doctor > “Remember who the real enemy is”: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the propaganda of our media overlords
- GreenCine Daily > Cruise-in’ for a Bruisin’
- Notebook on Cities and Culture > S4E15: We Form Cities, They Form Us with Jan Gehl
- Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule > EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE VALEDICTORY FILMS OF ARTHUR PENN AND ROBERT ALTMAN
- The Daily Notebook > Our Daily Bread #3
- Moon In The Gutter > Celia Rowlson-Hall’s MA at Kickstarter
- Slate Articles > Inside Llewyn Davis
- Observations on film art > Hitchcock again: 3.9 steps to s-u-s-p-e-n-s-e
- The Seventh Art > Notes From Experimenta 2013
- The Cooler > Reaching the Trees: The Great Escape on a Great Expanse
- Filmsquish.com - Reviews, Editorials & Insight On Film > Thin Man, The (1934)
- Burbanked > O-Ren ALWAYS gets to carve. (images via brian-ryan: thekewl and...
- Cinema Styles > Podcast - Mike and Ron Go to the Movies: The 400 Blows
- The Projectionist > Edelstein: The Oscars Have Thrown Me a (Winter’s) Bone
- Chicago Ex-Patriate > (Belated) Halloween Flash Fiction