You hear about this from time to time: Lawsuits so rooted in unreality and rage that they’re aimed at several nebulously defined subjects rather than any reasonable target. Which of us hasn’t wanted to take the military industrial complex to … Continued
Scoot McNairy, an avid fly-fisher, was knee-deep in the icebox waters of Utah’s Heber River when his agent phoned to say that filmmaker Andrew Dominik needed to meet with him in Los Angeles. By the following day, the 32-year-old Texan, who lives about two hours east of Austin … Continued
In case you doubted me, I kept my promise last night to avoid the Oscars. Instead, I pretended it was an ordinary Sunday night, drinking beer, watching Worst Cooks, and listening to “Tom’s Diner” at a bar. (Enjoy having that … Continued
Sure clothes make the man, but do they make the movie too? A look at the on-screen style of many of this year’s Oscar nominees certainly suggest so.
People say movies are escapist, just entertainment, but I think that’s only an alibi, a way of hiding from ourselves just how effective what we do actually is. When something is in a movie, and especially when something is in … Continued
Oh, you fool. You poor, pot-addled, ideal-carrying, attention-paying, credit card-swiping, Regal Crown Club-belonging fool. You actually thought the Oscar nominations could be announced this morning without you giving a semblance of a shit about the Academy’s continued commitment to flipping the … Continued
Yesterday, Roger Ebert made a bold prediction when he wrote on his blog “The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture will be Ben Affleck’s tense new thriller “Argo.” He bases it on three facts: First, TIFF has long … Continued
Somewhere along the way, Ben Affleck became a filmmaker worth paying attention to. He’s not the second coming of Terrence Malick or anything, but over the last few years, the former Teen Beat heartthrob has directed a pair of entertainingly cerebral … Continued