Interview March 10, 2014
by Noel Murray
The veteran filmmaker reflects on making A Brief History Of Time (which is making a long-delayed debut on DVD and Blu-ray), his new documentary The Unknown Known, and his plans to shoot a new thriller.
Interview March 07, 2014
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 feature El Topo is often considered the first midnight movie. But after a short career in film, including two years trying to produce an epic version of Frank Herbert’s Dune, he largely left for other media. Now, at 85, he’s back, and more enthusiastic than ever.
Movie Of The Week March 05, 2014
A discussion of Wes Anderson’s third feature considers its depiction of family, depression, and the director’s growing ambition.
Perfect Pairing February 27, 2014
The executive chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred molecular gastronomy restaurant has a weakness for McDonald’s, big action-fantasy films, and vinyl toys. But the dish he cooks up to go with the lethal-competition chapter of Harry Potter’s story is a rarefied high-concept dish involving several kinds of seaweed.
Movie Of The Week February 26, 2014
A discussion of the 1999 documentary American Movie continues with some talk about the dark side of subject Mark Borchardt, and the old, hard way of making movies.
Exposition February 26, 2014
A swath of film fans are intent on treating movies as mysteries to be solved, looking for clues to Bill Murray’s last words in Lost In Translation, and finding a clue in a telltale hat in Toy Story 2. For all their investigative skills, they keep missing one thing: the point.