Unbeknown to his family, Dahl wrote an account of his daughter's final hours. How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?
They discovered it only after his death 28 years later, written in a school exercise book with one word on the cover: Olivia. Europe has been a place of battles and political intrigue for centuries.
Hallmén uses various methods to capture his subjects and the results are remarkable.
Bugs can be creepy, to be sure, but they can also be astonishingly beautiful...
Continue reading → (AP photo) Earlier this week Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe became only the fourth film critic to receive a Pulitzer Prize, after Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times, 1975), Stephen Hunter (Washington Post, 2003) and Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal, 2005).
Continue reading → Marie writes: Widely regarded as THE quintessential Art House movie, "Last Year at Marienbad" has long since perplexed those who've seen it; resulting in countless Criterion-esque essays speculating as to its meaning whilst knowledge of the film itself, often a measure of one's rank and standing amongst coffee house cinephiles.
Let's see: "The Departed" as best film of the year. Jackson, Curtis Jackson, Chad Michael Murray, Sam Jones III and Brian Presley in Home of the Brave; Harris Yulin, Ty Burrell and Boris Mc Giver in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus; Max Minghella, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar, Ethan Suplee, Joel David Moore and Nick Swardson in Art School Confidential; Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes and Alec Baldwin in Running with Scissors; Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Ciarán Hinds, Justin Theroux, Barry Shabaka Henley, Luis Tosar and John Ortiz in Miami Vice; Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam and Tim Mc Mullan in The Queen; Samuel L. Wayne Kramer, the director of "The Cooler" and "Running Scared," took the negative reviews of his last picture pretty hard. Roger Ebert gave "Running Scared" three stars and wrote a dizzying description: Speaking of movies that go over the top, "Running Scared" goes so far over the top, it circumnavigates the top and doubles back on itself; it's the Mobius Strip of over-the-topness. That kind of "pushing the envelope," as he's phrased it in interviews, appears to be pretty much what Kramer was going for. Continue reading → "The raid was so successful," John Dahl was saying, "that at the movie's first test screenings, audiences wouldn't believe it.
Jackson, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Anthony Mackie, Marlon Sherman and Clarke Peters in Freedomland; Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Linus Roache, Alex Rocco, Ron Silver and Raul Esparza in Find Me Guilty; Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley in Lucky Number Slevin; Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Chris Klein, Shohreh Aghdashloo, John Cho, Tony Yalda, Sam Golzari and Willem Dafoe in American Dreamz; Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane in A Scanner Darkly; Adam Beach, Ryan A. But Kramer evidently felt there was some kind of critical curse on his film, which came out on DVD last week.
Scott was most recently seen on the big screen as the Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers,” while Massoud will be seen in Amazon’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan.” Kenzari will appear in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” this November.
The “Aladdin” remake also stars “Homeland” star David Negahban as the Sultan, along with Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, and Billy Magnussen.