After copping an Emmy as Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore is now playing a rambunctious rock performer in What Maisie Knew, an updated adaptation of the Henry James novel about a girl caught between two selfish divorcing parents. The film's release was a great excuse for me to catch up with Julianne Moo ... More >>
I live for good/bad movies of the golden age, and 1977's Welcome To L.A. fits the bill, smog and all. It's an arid story of interlocking romances, all set amidst a bleak, impersonal, unhappy, yearning L.A. landscape where you never see all that many people in any scene. (Maybe there was a low budge ... More >>
It'll be in a stage version of Coal Miner's Daughter that's heading to Broadway (hopefully with a stop at Butcher Holler). Loretta Lynn made the announcement herself, and she's thrilled about it, ka-ching, ka-ching. Besides, it does happen to be an arguable choice:
Centuries before The Help, aeons before Coal Miner's Daughter, and even before Carrie, there was Prime Cut, a 1972 Michael Ritchie-directed genre film in which Lee Marvin is a mob enforcer who comes to shake up a slaughterhouse owner (Gene Hackman) who turns his enemies into bratwurst and sells girl ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
We all know Oscar winner Sissy Spacek as Carrie, Coal Miner's Daughter, and the co-star of this year's gritty rural drama Get Low. But in 1968, she called herself Rainbo and sang a pop ditty titled, "John, You Went Too Far This Time"--a hallucinogenic screed against Beatle John Lennon and ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
And you thought you were a freak in high school?
A fashion-plate ingenue vies for the rawer pleasures of rock stardom
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
The girl can't help it: Obsessive, ruthless temp learns how to climb the ladder of success
Rust-belted Motor City meets mined-out Appalachia in the battleground state between
Flirting with Disaster: Discussing Days of Heaven and Dylan classics with Sam Shepard
Meghan Daum's Prairie Days
A Grief Observed
First-Time Filmmaker Todd Field Goes Behind Closed Doors
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Hurts So Good
Troubled Buyers and True Believers