The second trailer to Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film The Master was just released, and this time we get a look at Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams along with Joaquin Phoenix.
We gave PTA credit for being wily with his first trailer -- for years, we've all been waiting to see how much The ... More >>
Back in the 80s and early 90s, when Hong Kong cinema,--running on the kinetic energy of action and slapstick comedy films by the likes of John Woo, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Stephen Chow--was the second largest film industry in the world (behind Hollywood, obviously), fans of these quirky alternative ... 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 >>
First she got that loathsome batch of hydrangeas and now comes Boston Herald critic Stephen Schaefer's pan of the Madonna-directed W.E., which he saw at the Venice Film Festival.
The film is "beautifully bland and boring, not to say inane.
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October 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 41
films in focus
By Andrew Sarris
Who would have thought a few years back that in 1971 Peter Bogdanovich would be traveling first-class on the express train of film history while Dennis Hopper was bummi ... More >>
Back from the Lido, I learned that Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's slight, stringent, not-quite sentimental tale of a movie star on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the 11-year-old daughter that loves him, had won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival--the "unanimous choice" per jury ... 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 >>
The 67th Venice Film Festival, where I'm currently on jury duty (although not on the jury headed by Quentin Tarantino) opened majorly pop with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's warmly received and borderline risible follow-up to his 2008 Golden Lion winner The Wrestler.
Although a generic horr ... More >>
As film journalists gird for next week's Tribeca Film Festival, it's useful to recall the invective recently inspired by the city's other major film fest. The 2009 New York Film Festival, presented last fall by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, was the first under the administrative leaders ... More >>
Hairy chested fashion god Tom Ford has turned director, his debut A Single Man getting kudos at the Venice Film Festival en route to American hoopla and Oscar consideration.
And now, Tom has turned blabbermouth too, thankfully enough, in an Advocate interview in which he talks about his firs ... More >>