Today we wind down our weeks of New York Film Festival coverage with Nick PInkerton's look at Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action movies: Flight.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Screened Sunday, Oct. 14th
More than a few viewers who saw this year's New York Film Festival opener Life of Pi ... More >>
Michael Fassbender has made searing impressions in Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, and Jane Eyre, and he's also managed to heat up everything from an X-Men movie to Centurion and beyond.
Plus he's coming up in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, in which Fassbender is the founder of Analyti ... More >>
One of the most innovative and prolific narrative filmmakers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Chilean-born, Paris-based director Raul Ruiz died today in Paris of a pulmonary infection.
Ruiz wrote and directed well over a hundred features and TV mini-series in Chile (from which he e ... More >>
As the lights were going down for tonight's Tribeca Film Festival screening of the doc Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, the entire theater heard a woman screaming "Security! Security! Come here!"
Had a drag queen choked on an eyelash?
Two burly guards who had been standing in the aisle wat ... More >>
Tonight the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with a free outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's Elton John/Leon Russell documentary The Union at the North Cove at the World Financial Center, and the movie will be followed by a live performance by the Rocket Man himself. The screening starts at 8 ... More >>
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost.
Evidently inspired ... More >>
theeathenpath.comKiss these grits.Matt Timms has announced the next installment in his series of amateur cooking Takedowns -- and its Grits. The event will take place June 27 at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO as part of the NYC Food Film Festival. A little pricier than former Takedowns, ticke ... More >>
PanahiReceived yesterday from David Sterritt, Chairman of the National Society of Film Critics:
In early March, Jafar Panahi was arrested at his home by Iranian security forces. He has since been held without charge, in stressful conditions that have evidently damaged his health.
The member ... More >>
Mo'Nique turns out to have a plus-sized talent as an actress in the ghetto-fabulous Precious, and as you know, there's been Oscar buzz on her performance for months now.
But the word is that she's so caught up in demanding money for appearances to care much about her self promotion as a risi ... More >>