Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Open letter to IFC: send 35 mm to UM’s Cosford Cinema!

After letting Antichrist stew for a couple of days, I think Lars Von Trier created a fine piece of psychological filmmaking that exists beyond the...

In a Valley of Violence takes down revenge movie with black...

A darkly humorous western, In a Valley of Violence, is a refreshing change for horror writer-director Ti West. I never expected to laugh as...

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about bringing personal experience to his role in...

It requires a subtle sort of acting to pull off the complex dynamic between the husband and wife at the center of the new...

Presenting Princess Shaw reveals value of success in music without the...

Presenting Princess Shaw is a sweet yet frank documentary on the aspirations of an amateur YouTube star as she unwittingly is about to go viral. By focusing...

Film Review: 'Liv & Ingmar' reflects on one of cinema's most...

For lovers of foreign art house film, the collaboration between Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann stands as one of the...

Lisa Leone remembers final days working with Stanley Kubrick

Continuing our post from yesterday, where the talented Lisa Leone, research photographer/set decorator/second unit production manager/actress in Eyes Wide Shut, who happens to live...

Roger Ebert's life and death cuts to core of humanity in...

It takes a courageous sense of perspective for a filmmaker to get to the place necessary to make a review-proof documentary, and director Steve...

Director of Beach Boys pic Love & Mercy talks about externalizing...

The story of The Beach Boys is so much more fascinating than most assume. The band behind such early 1960s hits as "Surfin' Safari"...

‘Armadillo’ offers chilling document of the fog of war

Armadillo, a war documentary by Danish filmmaker Janus Metz Pedersen, works on many levels. He spent six months with a platoon of Danish troops: ...

Infamous Bowie documentary ‘Cracked Actor’ streamed on-line

I could not recall if I had seen the 1974 BBC-produced David Bowie documentary Cracked Actor. I think I have a copy of this...