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Rachel McAdams in About Time trailer

Why does something as simple as time travel always turns out to be so complicated? Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander and Margot Robbie. Written and directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually). At the age of 21,…

$51M for Gatsby

Talk about top-heavy box-office. The Great Gatsby has collected $51 million on its opening weekend, coming in 2nd after Iron Man 3 with $72M. On virtually the same number of screens (3500 vs 3300) Gatsby earned 10x more than the closest…

Scorsese speaks about the Language of Cinema

On April 1, Martin Scorsese delivered this year's prestigious Jefferson Lecture at the National Endowment for the Humanities in a presentation he called "Persistence of Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema." You can watch a recording…

A.O. Scott: The Great Gatsby, Interpreted

Under the New York Times headline "Shimmying Off the Literary Mantle," A.O. Scott reminds us that a film adaptation doesn't always need to be a book's conjoined twin. Especially when the book is already everything a novel needs to be.…

First reviews for The Great Gatsby emerge

Scott Foundas, Variety Of course, to accuse Luhrmann (who also co-wrote the screenplay with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce) of overkill is a bit like faulting a leopard for his spots. Love it or hate it, take it or leave it, this is…

William Friedkin on casting The Exorcist

Harper has made available a generous excerpt from William Friedkin's newly published autobiography, The Friedkin Connection. Anyone familiar with Sidney Lumet's memoir Making Movies will find their rat-a-tat-tat no-time-for-bullshit…

Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, trailer #3

Mood Indigo is Michel Gondry's adaptation of Boris Vian's 1947 novel Froth on the Daydream. For some reason the American edition of the book is called Foam of the Daze. That says a lot about how this type of effervescence is tricky to…