Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Adventures in Filmmaking: The Sitter Remakes the '80s

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Film

thesitter The Sitter confirms director David Gordon Green’s unexpected yet healthy career turn. His 2000 debut George Washington, about the out-of-reach desires of black and white kids in the modern impoverished South, introduced a sweet yet somber regional lyricism. It was followed up by several atrocious art-movies for the indie festival circuit until Green gradually revealed a raucous [&hellip
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Martin Scorcese Makes His Fantasy Biography

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Film

hugo As a children’s film, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is overwrought and under thought. Its story of Hugo (Asa Butterfield), an orphaned boy who lives in a Paris train station where he surreptitiously maintains the clock mechanisms, suggests a fantasy autobiography. He wants to think of himself as a child of cinema, always working behind the scenes at the [&hellip
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Living Lifetime: All Is Not Perfect In Eden

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film

stamos In a small town, dark secrets sure do have a way of getting out, don’t they? Such is the case in Secrets of Eden, premiering on the Lifetime network tomorrow night. Based on the Chris Bohjalian best-seller, Eden stars Uncle Jesse—er, John Stamos, as Reverend Stephen Drew, a beloved Vermont minister whose world is rocked by the shocking [&hellip
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'Beasts' No Burden for the Sundance Jury This Year

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film

sundance While most prognosticators are sharpening their knives in anticipation of this year’s upcoming Oscars, some of the darker, more indie prospects for next year’s awards have already emerged, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival. Jurors in the documentary categories were Fenton Bailey, Heather Croall, Charles Ferguson, Tia Lessin and Kim Roberts. Eugene Jarecki’sThe House I Live In, [&hellip
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SAG Awards Give a Boost to the Best Actor Race

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film

sags With just under a month to go until the Oscars, the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild awards presentation solidified the conventional wisdom as to who the front-runners are in this year’s Best Picture and four acting categories – or at least, in three of ‘em. Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer continued to dominate the supporting actor [&hellip
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Film Review: Coriolanus

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film

coriolanus “There are only three great Shakespeare movies,” Harvey Weinstein said last night at the Paris Theater. “Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet, Laurence Olivier’s Henry V, and Coriolanus.” How convenient, then, that Weinstein was introducing the U.S. premiere of Coriolanus, the directorial debut of actor Ralph Fiennes. Weinstein may have been his typically hyperbolic self, but he was not inaccurate. Fiennes’ adaptation of the [&hellip
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