Friday, August 14, 2020

Brian Eno and the Lovely Bones

I had no idea Brian Eno composed the soundtrack to the Lovely Bones when I bought my ticket to see the movie last week....

My favorite films of the past decade

So Film Comment is collecting reader numbers on what their audience thinks are the best films of the past decade. The deadline is coming...

J.D. Salinger dies; should we get a Catcher movie?

Today J.D. Salinger passed away. The author of the Catcher in the Rye was 91. The Associated Press released the obituary for the author...

Eric Rohmer passes away

I loved the work of this pioneer of the French New Wave. So sad to hear filmmaker Eric Rohmer has died at the age...

2009 top 23 films

Since the end of the year is upon on us, and the lists are starting to pop up in all sorts of media, here is...

Morbidly ironic Brittany Murphy cover art recalled

Here comes one of the more morbid collectibles in DVD release history. First Look Pictures has quietly recalled the cover art for the Brittany...

Lord of the Rings theatrical Blu-Ray set announced

LOTR BR cover, courtesy of New Line Cinema. Just a couple of days ago (I need to get faster on this news thing), New Line...

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...

Antichrist: Shock movie comes to Miami

Finally, after hearing about Lars Von Trier’s latest movie since it’s inflammatory reception at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Antichrist will open in...

Fantastic Mr. Fox lives up to its title

After five full-length feature films, Anderson has achieved his breakthrough, and it’s in animated form. No one does awkward as artistically as Wes Anderson. But...