Posts Tagged ‘walter hill’

Number One With a Bullet

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

AN EXCLUSIVE CITYARTS CRITICS DISCUSSION OF WALTER HILL’S COMEBACK Bullet to the Head is an event. It is director Walter Hill’s first theatrical film since 2002’s Undisputed and the most meaningful Sylvester Stallone acting vehicle since Rocky. On this occasion, I discuss the significance of Bullet to the Head with CityArts film critic Gregory Solman, [&hellip
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At Cinema’s Crossroads

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

HELLO, WALTER HILL. GOOD RIDDANCE TO SODERBERGH This week, America’s most overrated filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh, gets booted out of the arena by the country’s most underrated great filmmaker, Walter Hill. The simultaneous release of Hill’s Bullet to the Head and Soderbergh’s Side Effects perfectly contrasts the art of genre filmmaking with the pretense of art [&hellip
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Armond White: Weinstein’s “Lawless” Presents U.S. History as Torture Porn

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain in Lawless. Via City Arts. Harvey Weinstein called for a summit meeting on movie violence soon after the Dark Knight Rises massacre. It hasn’t happened yet but Harvey’s word becomes cultural law. So, instead, The Weinstein Company this week releases John Hillcoat’s Lawless, the most promiscuously violent movie since The Dark Knight Rises. If you go to see Lawless, duck. About [&hellip
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