Monthly Archives: May 2010
His contribution stands extremely tall. If the only thing he ever did had been Easy Rider, he’d have earned his legendary status. Michael Phillips has a well-done rundown. Like Pacino and Bette Davis and Brando, Hopper combined near-unbridled intensity with … Continue reading
Gail Collins has done a write up on our favorite new-wave filmmakers—Alabama candidates for local and federal office.
Andrew O’Hehir has written a nice piece on Godard’s Breathless over at Salon.com: Now is perhaps the moment to disclose that my personal reaction to “Breathless” was very different from Brody’s. I first saw it at 20 or 21 — … Continue reading
From time to time on this blog I will post what I call “Superlative Moments in Movie History.” They will require little comment from me, dear reader, other than to say they will always be worth your time. Our first … Continue reading
For cinephiles, one of the pleasures of being an HBO subscriber is witnessing that network’s commitment to documentary filmmaking. Over the years some of the best documentaries to be produced anywhere in the world have been HBO vehicles. Enter I … Continue reading
Indeed, Hollywood movies are too often male-centric. It’s true. First, let’s understand what I’m not saying when I make this assertion. I’m not saying that movies that happen to fail the above test are, necessarily, sexist or misogynist or anti-woman. What … Continue reading
The Onion does it again.