Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Indie film ‘Kids Are All Right’ keeps expanding in theaters, deservedly...

It was nice to read the news the other day that Lisa Cholodenko’s hit indie film The Kids Are All Right has swollen to...

Terry Gilliam to direct Arcade Fire webcast

Late yesterday, the Associated Press reported that none other than Terry Gilliam would direct a live webcast of Arcade Fire's performance at Madison Square...

Iranian alt-rock: the real notion of indie music

Promo shot of Take It Easy Hospital as seen in the movie. The movie No One Knows About Persian Cats adds a whole other dimension to...

New David Cronenberg projects fleshing out

According to "Variety," the other day, Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard are now officially attached to headline the cast in David Cronenberg's version of...

The Joneses: a satire that backfires

There is an inherent problem with the Joneses, a film meant to criticize blind consumerism: The supposed heroes are the source of the wicked...

Greenberg: The Great Projector

With Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach sharpens his usual focus on the greedy tics of self-absorbed protagonists by pointing his camera on nothing less than...

My opinion on 2009 kids’ films in Film Comment

In their most recent on-line issue out now, Film Comment has picked out two capsule reviews of films that I wrote in my posting...

8 out of 10 Oscar predictions come true

Indeed, it was time for a woman to win not only Best Director but Best Picture at the Oscars® last night (the usual trend...

The Oscar show picks, part 2

If there’s any chance that Inglorious Basterds, my favorite film in Oscar® contention has a possibility of winning (see yesterday’s post), it lies in...

The Academy Awards popularity show, Part 1

Since I have been asked, I shall use this blog entry offer my Oscar® picks and predictions. Though I have hardly ever given them...