Cannes 2013 Review: With ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ James Toback and Alec Baldwin Deliver a Hugely Entertaining Movie About Movies
- By Shaun Munro
- May 19, 2013
James Toback and Alec Baldwin‘s fascinating documentary Seduced and Abandoned opens with a quote from Orson Welles, which attests that 95% of the time and energy expended making a film is actually devoted to securing funds rather than, you know, actually making the film. Toback and Baldwin aim to put...
- By Simon Gallagher
- May 27, 2012
Bernardo Bertolucci‘s latest, Me and You, is the director’s first Italian language film for 30 years, seeking to show that the Italian has never lost touch with his ability to translate adolescent concerns on screen after an enforced absence from the industry, and while the film is tonally quite impressive,...
Cannes 2011: More Rumored Movies Include ‘Pirates 4,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ and Gus Van Sant’s ‘Restless’
- By Simon Gallagher
- April 13, 2011
Holy Hollywood, the selections for this year’s Cannes Film Festival (both confirmed and mostly-confirmed) are a star-studded bunch so far, if the rumormongers are to be believed, anyway. The news is coming pretty quick-fire at the minute, so I’ll run down the latest… First off, yesterday French site Le Figaro...
Sex is wonderful just as much as it is awkward. You can have a great night with both parties working together to make a cohesive, delicious moment. Skin sweat-slicked, passions flaring, limbs wrapped around each other until you feel so sated you just fall back as one exhausted and conjoined...
- By Gwen Reyes
- February 16, 2011
Thanks to Netflix, it has become easier to watch controversial movies at home, but it’s also harder to find the quality. Often times a movie’s description is more misleading than helpful and may lead a person to feel duped once the credits have rolled. Following the website-generated suggestions only takes...
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a truly unique film by several definitions. Japanese master filmmaker Nagisa Oshima’s first English-language film (and it is worth noting here that much of it is in Japanese) embodies some dense discourses about Japanese identity, yet in many respects this is a film without a...
Attention film geeks: Angela Ismailos's new documentary sits ten directing icons down and gets dirty with them, their inspirations and their processes....
So Lars Von Trier isn't forcing Martin Scorsese to remake Taxi Driver. Who cares? Here are ten directors that the madman should punish for being geniuses. ...