Be prepared to be shocked when watching Alan Ball’s feature-length directorial debut. The unflinchingly dark creator of HBO’s Six Feet Under, True Blood, and writer of the Oscar-winning film American Beauty, Ball went straight for the jugular with Towelhead, hoping to mix things up a little bit.  And that, he certainly does. Towelhead is based on the novel of the same name by Alicia Erian (an interesting name for the author of such a... Read More

True Blood

Anytime Alan Ball puts something out, I’ll be the first one to eat it up. He wrote the script for the psycho-sexual drama American Beauty, he created and directed several episodes of the brilliant HBO series Six Feet Under, and he wrote/directed the upcoming Aaron Eckhart movie Towelhead (which was amazing as well, go see it when it hits theaters).  So when I heard that he had created another HBO series, I got giddy. The new show, True Blood,... Read More