Look at that poster mash-up... ain't it cute? You know what would be even cuter? Click the links below and read my reviews of these two movies, which stand at either end of the spectrum of success. And for Pete's sake (Pete should be capitalized, no?), DON"T go see H&K:EFGB!!!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
It stars Stephen Dillane (The Hours), Hugh Dancy (Evening), and the great Julianne Moore in what appears to be her juiciest role in years. It's directed by queer filmmker Tom Kalin, who almost co-directed John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It looks beautiful.
What IMDb knows about this movie:
"The true story of the beautiful and charismatic Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown."
It opens May 30. Here is the trailer (which, given the profanity, must be international). Draw your own conclusions:
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
More to come...
Sunday, April 20, 2008
When the Nazis take over Italy in the 1930's, Jewish book keeper Guido Orefice (Benigni) must use his steadfast sense of humor to keep his family intact and alive. With a charm that's reminiscent of a Chaplin classic, the film is a big-hearted model of selfless love that's often surprisingly hilarious in spite of its morbid setting. Needless to say, it lifted my spirits - out of the dumps and into the clouds.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
(That's last year's poster, but ain't it pretty?) I had the pleasure of not only interviewing the founder and learning about the festival's history, but also attending the festival itself. Fun stuff. Refreshing and off the beaten path. Catch both articles here:
That's right, a straight-to-DVD slasher film starring a handful of unknown, pretty young things. The best thing about movies like this is their unintentional hilarity. So concludes my recognition of this silly holiday - one that warrants an even sillier movie to share its name.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The discouraging story, entitled "Now on the Endangered Species List: Movie Critics in Print" and written by NY Times' media columnist David Carr (who also blogs at The Carpetbagger during Oscar season) can be read in full HERE.