Written with Ryan Adams “The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” – George Orwell Wise words, but most of us ignore them. We humans keep reaching for perfection anyway. Especially those rare human artists and human athletes who possess enough talent and ego to... (Read More)
It’s a frustrating conundrum, this Patricia Arquette thing in Boyhood. There seems to be some confusion as to whether she will go lead or supporting. When this subject comes up I always go to Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook. She is, to my mind, a supporting character but... (Read More)
If you’ve seen Tom Donahue’s Casting By, you would be horrified to watch how requests by high ranking actors went ignored by the Academy to give her an honorary Oscar. She was blocked, presumably because the egomaniac directors did not want credit taken away from them. Taylor Hackford is... (Read More)
New stills have been released from Before I Go To Sleep. The thriller stars Nicole Kidman as a woman who suffers memory loss each time she goes to sleep. Colin Firth plays her husband, who, along with her doctor try to help her remember her life. She discovers she... (Read More)
“A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes... (Read More)
Deadline reports that The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby will be shown in its two parts, beginning October 10. The combined version will be released September 12. This is a film you luxuriate in every second — three hours of it would be heaven. Both Richard Linklater and Ned Benson... (Read More)
Hollywood, in all of its glory. This poster turned up today on Facebook for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.
Writer/Director Ava DuVernay posted this photo from the set of her upcoming film Selma with the following passage: “If it may be said of the slavery era that the white man took the world and gave the Negro Jesus, then it may be said of the Reconstruction era that... (Read More)
For real. No Katniss, though.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in the tearjerking story of Stephen Hawking – the simultaneous events in his life of being afflicted with ALS and his breakthroughs in science and the study of the universe. Looks like a slam dunk performance by Redmayne – and you can see... (Read More)