“While we weren’t looking, the mid-budget adult-oriented motion picture has all but disappeared. And the gifted directors behind them are in danger of disappearing as well. Movie wonks and box-office watchers have written and talked about the death of mid-budget filmmaking, but mostly in business terms—as opposed to […]
“All movies choose their moment. It’s called a release date. Some moments, however, choose their movies. And it looks as if the moment has chosen Let’s Be Cops.” Wesley Morris starts a review on Let’s Be Cops and ends up meditating on movie police and real world police, […]
“As a Black man in American, I brought something to the screen that hadn’t really been there before.”Jim Brown talks about his film career, making the transition from football to film and producing films in two parts of a documentary by Spike Lee. Here and here.
Tanya Steele watches Lincoln and Django Unchained back to back. “I needed to get a glimpse of what slavery was like in the imagination of white men.” (Thanks, Mike White!)
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 […]
Tired of seeing the same movies on all the top ten of 2009 lists? Grady Hendrix lists his own “highly subjective list of the Top 10 movies (plus two extras) that were overlooked in 2009.”