Interview September 02, 2014
by Matt Patches
Currently the subject of a full-career retrospective at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, the veteran director, author, and personality talks about his beginnings, his time in Hollywood, and his future. Which probably involves more movies.Continue Reading
Movie Of The Week September 02, 2014
The story of an unclassifiable character, Hedwig And The Angry Inch is a similarly unclassifiable film, with origins in theater it doesn’t try to hide. But like its protagonist, it turns its unusual condition into art.
Coming Soon September 02, 2014
A musical romance by Belle And Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch, Adam Wingard’s follow-up to You’re Next, and a re-teaming of Denzel Washington and his Training Day director lead the month in theatrical releases.
Movie Of The Week August 28, 2014
Between the surprise breakout success of Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 debut, Sex, Lies, And Videotape, and the crowd-pleasing Out Of Sight, he made a series of commercially unsuccessful films that helped make his comeback possible—and are fascinating in their own right.
Movie Of The Week August 27, 2014
A discussion of Steven Soderbergh’s stylish Elmore Leonard adaptation touches on its thoughtful approach to sex and romance, plus its memorable locations, characters, performances, and more.
Performance Review August 26, 2014
Jessica Tandy added an Oscar to her long, storied career in 1989 with her turn in Driving Miss Daisy, a film that already looked out of touch in the same year that produced Do The Right Thing. But Tandy’s work remains strong, even as it overshadowed some other great performances.
Movie Of The Week August 26, 2014
After decades of futility in adapting Elmore Leonard to the screen, Out Of Sight joined Get Shorty and Jackie Brown in finally getting him right. But by bringing his own flavor to the film, Steven Soderbergh heightened it further.
By The Numbers August 21, 2014
We break down every SNL film project, from Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video to MacGruber, into a series of charts to help visualize the show’s long, not always glorious, history at the movies.
Adventures In Licensing August 20, 2014
What does a lightsaber-evoking marshmallow dispenser have to do with the final frontier? Not much, but this cheap toy caught the Star Trek franchise in catch-up mode following the triumph of its successor, Star Wars.
Movie Of The Week August 19, 2014
Even with a measly $10 million budget, this Saturday Night Live spin-off managed to lose money at the box office. But 2010’s flop is 2014’s success story: The film is finding new viewers, and becoming a cult hit.