One of the random questions on OkCupid dating profiles is whose closet you would like to raid, and one of the folks I chatted with recently gave the most excellent answer of Tilda Swinton. Somehow I imagine her closet leads to a hallway with many doors, through which […]
I experience my flaws like grains of sand or loose teeth. They bother me and I worry at them absently, out of habit, but over time they’ve become familiar landmarks. Even though I keep wanting to change them, in some way they’re as much a part of how […]
Actor Charles Durning has died. Durning was most famous for his supporting roles in on stage and screen including, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Dog Day Afternoon, The Sting, The Muppet Movie, The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother Where Art Thou? and […]
Whenever I saw Lars and the Real Girl at the video store, I skipped over it thinking it was a tasteless comedy. I’m not sure how I missed that it was critically acclaimed, written by Nancy Oliver of Six Feet Under, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, […]
Actor Ben Gazzara has died. Gazzara is probably best known for his work with director John Cassavetes, particularly The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie; on the stage in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; and as the defendant in Otto Preminger’s Anatomy Of A Murder. Gazzara was also […]
Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen Bros. Blood Simple, or as it will be known from now on, The Stunning Case of the Three Gunshots. (It’s going to star Sun Honglei from Mongol).
It’s about slapstick, yes. Splatstick, too, of course. And Bruce Campbell, mos def. But to me, Sam Raimi’s films have really always been about the camera.