Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, Greengrass is Back

Directed by Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks, about the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama – Captain Phillips has much heft behind it in the producing department, the same people behind The Social Network – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca....
Posted On 08 May 2013

High Praise for Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell

Stories we Tell made a splash at last year’s Telluride. Now, the official reviews are coming up roses as the film sets to open. This is a film you should know as little about as possible before seeing it. It will no doubt be one of the best films of 2013 without breaking a...
Posted On 07 May 2013

The Passion of Martin Scorsese

An interesting video take by Ali Shirazi on some, not the usual, Scorsese films. It makes me think there will come a time when Gangs of New York is re-evaluated. The Passion Of Martin Scorsese_ A Tribute Video from Ali Shirazi on Vimeo.
Posted On 01 May 2013

Beautiful Artwork Inspired by Scorsese

Over at Slashfilm are several images inspired by Scorsese or his films. There will be an art show in NYC on Friday. Details here. More pics after the jump.
Posted On 15 Apr 2013

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to Ebert

Ben Affleck will always be tied to Ebert for all eternity. Argo was the last number one movie ever named by Ebert, predicted to win the Oscar (rightly) by Ebert, and To the Wonder was the last movie reviewed by Ebert. Kind of strange, don’t you think? Either way, here is...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013

Soderbergh’s Side Effects, His Last?

Steven Soderbergh’s filmography reads like a true cinematic almanac of the past 20 years. Landmark stuff such as “Traffic”, “Out Of Sight”, “Sex, Lies And Videotape”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “The Limey” and “Erin Brokovich” have given the enigmatic director a truly unique...

The Place Beyond the Pines an Indie Hit

The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper made near $300 thou in just four theaters over the Easter weekend. The Los Angeles Times’ Nicole Sperling calls director Derek Cianfrance a box office brand with just two films under his belt:...
Posted On 31 Mar 2013

Fox Searchlight positions 12 Years a Slave for Dec 27th release

Take some big guns and hand them to people who know a little something about sharp aim and hitting hard targets. Earlier today Fox Searchlight announced via Twitter that they have acquired 12 Years a Slave and plan to position Steve McQueen’s film for the final week of...
Posted On 28 Mar 2013

Premature Adulation – Best Director Keeps Going and Coming and Always Too Soon

It would be gross — that Brad Brevet and Jeff Wells are ready to splooge on Oscar’s stomach this early – if the race weren’t so utterly predictable. Yeah, it’s really that easy. So these are unlucky saps to have their asses hanging out there early...
Posted On 15 Mar 2013

Ang Lee by Two

Here is a photo of Ang Lee at 28 years old. Ryan and others have pointed out that Ang Lee is the only director ever in the history of movie awards to have 2 DGA awards, 2 Oscars for directing, 2 BAFTAs and 2 Golden Globes for directing, 2 Golden Lions and 2 Golden Bears (as noted...
Posted On 01 Mar 2013