Movie Of The Week November 20, 2014
by Scott Tobias
Animator and computer programmer Bob Sabiston previously teamed with Richard Linklater for the 2001 film Waking Life. But when he signed on for Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, he had no idea what awaited him.Continue Reading
The Conversation November 19, 2014
Inspired by the swooning new Beyond The Lights, two writers ponder the disappearance of the big-screen romance, how it’s mutated into other forms, and whether it has a chance of a revival.
Movie Of The Week November 18, 2014
Philip K. Dick’s writing was deeply obsessed with drug use and abuse and questions of subjective and objective reality. Here, two writers apply their subjective reality to the film, discussing its themes, casting, and place in Richard Linklater’s filmography.
Interview November 14, 2014
Love & Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw talk about their new film, getting comfortable during racy scenes designed to discomfit, and what it takes to make a black romantic drama in 2014.
Interview November 12, 2014
Miller, who also directed Moneyball and Capote, actually dropped some of the most sensationalistic aspects of the real-life Foxcatcher story. Here, he explains why some parts of the story were more important to him than others.
Oral History November 12, 2014
“Weird Al” Yankovic only starred in one film, a box-office flop that became a cult hit. In conjunction with the 25th-anniversary Blu-ray release, key players talk about the film’s odd path to cult-classic status.
Movie Of The Week November 11, 2014
Disney’s alternately sweet and scary puppet adventure was the first case of the studio lightening up a creepy children’s book. Two writers talk about the film’s enduring scares, plus the film’s memorable melancholy, lively tunes, and more.
Movie Of The Week November 04, 2014
Brad Bird’s 2004 superhero adventure helped model what Pixar was doing right in animation a decade ago, with a complicated story that turned old tropes upside down and let everyone onscreen have a meaningful goal.