Blog Archives

Daniel Craig, vintage Aston Martin Vantage

Image | Posted on by

The Bio-pic of the Year for “Lord of the Rings” fans? “Tolkien” has a release date.

Image | Posted on by

Russell Crowe 5, John Oliver 1

  Yes, I know that’s not a proper cricket score, which would be 183 to 165 and a half. Or some such. But just in case you missed the best Aussie-Brit burn since “The Ashes.” Just in case you don’t … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by

Movie Review: Chinese animated “Big Fish & Begonia” loses something in translation

    Let us now plumb the mysteries and parse the meaning of a Chinese animated film. No, I’m not returning to the subject of “Rock Dog.” But animation can be a fascinating window on a culture. Think of your … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by

Netflixable? Oscar-winning “Icarus” takes a “Super Size Me” look at sports doping

They gave the Best Documentary Feature Film Oscar to “Icarus,” a film about trying to beat the laughably busted and beatable doping tests used on athletes. Cyclist/filmmaker Bryan Fogel set out to find a drug doc, get a drug regimen, … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by

Best Moment at the Golden Globes?

Image | Posted on by

“Suffragette” — a very cool poster.

Image | Posted on by

Questions for Ken Watanabe? “Godzilla” expert?

It’s a gamble, I know. But I figure, if I’m interviewing somebody from “Godzilla,” I want the guy whose culture gave birth to the Kaiji, the guy who, in the new movie, sympathizes with the monster he identifies by naming … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by

Fargo Theatre tribute to “Fargo” — as seen at the Fargo Film Festival

I had moved away from North Dakota, but only recently, when “Fargo” came out. And returning here for the Fargo Film Festival, I was reminded of the region’s ambivalent relationship to the movie that made it famous. In Q & … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by

Vintage behind-the-scenes shots give away sci-fi classics’ secrets

io9.com posted this cool collection of shots from “Metropolis” and “Star Wars” that gives you a new appreciation for “How did they DO that?”

Image | Posted on by