Variety is reporting that David Fincher’s highly-anticipated thriller Gone Girl will open the New York Film Festival on September 26. By this time, Telluride will have happened and the picture for Best Picture will be a little more clear. Gone Girl is based on the bestselling (still bestselling) novel... (Read More)
I am amazed that someone in the geek culture actually grew a pair of giant hairy balls to do THIS. I have no choice but to bow down in gratitude. Well done, monsters, well done. Thanks to Joe Leydon for the heads up.
The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find directors who directed three or more of the GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME. We’re not talking about just simply great movies. We’re not talking about two great movies and then a pretty good, or bad movie. We’re talking... (Read More)
I keep reading people on Facebook marveling at the high score Boyhood is maintaining. This is inspiring people to want the movie not to be THAT good, ripe for backlash. The thing about it is that it is backlash proof. This movie is every bit as good, and maybe... (Read More)
Todd McCarthy, THR: “Anyone who’s ever had a high school or college teacher make it a point to manipulate or mess with students’ lives will no doubt have relatable, and possibly painful, memories revived by this vivid portrait of a music school at which the program, run by its... (Read More)
Out of respect for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, I went goggling aeround to learn more about Yul Brynner who played Ramses in Cecil B DeMille’s epic 6 decades ago. Found out more than I bargained for. NSFW gallery after the jump.
The Oscar race has nowhere near begun. But if you’re hunting around for a frontrunner, look no further than Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. 12 years in the making, with a 99 score on Metacritic – that has to be among the highest of all time on the site, behind mostly... (Read More)
Jeff Wells is reporting that Birdman, or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance will open the Venice Film Festival on 8/25. Wells thinks that will take it then to Telluride and from thence to the Oscar race. Word on the street (according to Wells) is that Birdman is really really... (Read More)