Archive for Daniel Riccuito

Primary Killer

Posted in Fashion, FILM, literature, Painting with tags , , on June 22, 2021 by dcairns

I wrote bits of a new piece at The Chiseler. Here. It’s kind of about gialli.

I guarantee you won’t be able to tell which bits are mine and I probably couldn’t either. Daniel Riccuito, the presiding intelligence, tends to ask me to write bridging material and I just blurt something out with the keyboard. A very enjoyable way of working. Anyway, it may become part of a longer thing about Edgar Allan Poe and the cinema. A book? Publishers are welcome to come and ask about it.

The Steele Dossier

Posted in FILM with tags , , on October 28, 2020 by dcairns

Barbara Steele, interviewed by Daniel Riccuito and I for Sight & Sound, now available to read ONLINE —


Lumiere Sisters

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2019 by dcairns

I’ve already expressed my dissatisfaction with aspects of ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD. Daniel Riccuito of The Chiseler had a very nearly opposite response, however, and when he asked me to provide a few words for a piece he was putting together along with Tom Sutpen, connecting the reincarnated Sharon Tate played by Margot Robbie with the reincarnated Laura Palmer played by Amanda Seyfried in Twin Peaks, I cheerily agreed.

The result, as Freddie Jones is always saying, is plain to see…