This week, Ed, Marc, and DKH discuss the Johnny Depp sic-fi film Transcendence, the Jude Law vehicle Dom Hemingway, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomania 2, the horror film 13 Sins, and the documentary about Cambodia, The Missing Picture.
The full team gets together this week for coverage of the Errol Morris interview with Rumsfeld, The Known Unknown, the making-of documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, the quirky sci-fi film with Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin, the horror movie Oculus, the Indonesian martial arts action film Raid 2, the sports tale Draft Day, Catherine Deneuve in On My Way, […]
Look at those cute hippies, with their tantric sex and light refracting cubes and their clothes in rainbow colors, communing with nature and thinking deep thoughts about the squares and the oppressive Man trying to sausage-link humanity into uniform consumers. A proud if flighty breed, the hippies produced a few great artists and thinkers, […]
Errol Morris’s The Unknown Known could be viewed as the third leg in a trilogy about war and remembrance, or the second film in a series on the war in Iraq and it’s policymakers, or it could be viewed as Version Six of his Interrotron technique, Morris’s technical set up by which interviewer and analysand […]
Last week it was Captain America: The Winter Soldier; this week it’s Under the Skin. But this week’s new Scarlett Johansson film may prove less likely to satisfy her fans. Captain America 2 is tightly hewn to its predecessor, with inflections of the 1970s American cinema of paranoia attached, and with Ms. Johansson engaged in […]
If nothing else, The Raid 2 reminds the viewer that most cop movies these days are really war movies. Cinema’s police operate in teams or squads, and are equipped with a wealth of hardware and firepower, while tending to arrive en masse in huge transport vehicles along with a tank or two. In the […]
At a time when knowledge and even intelligence is assailed from all sides, it seems churlish to criticize any network attempt to cater to viewers who want to learn. Equally, it is unfair to criticize a television show after only two episodes. Cosmos, the new program that remakes the Carl Sagan PBS […]