Like Snow White and the Huntsman before it, Prometheus was the recipient of an effective trailer that instilled a sense of awed anticipation. ThePrometheus trailers were even anounced and postitioned like movies themselves, and coming out of commericals in the first place, director Ridley Scott may have had a hand in overseeing their creations. But unfortunately, also like Snow White, this […]
2012 may be turning out to be one of the best years for film. Not only have we had a new Whit Stillman and two new Soderberghs and two Joss Whedon-related works, but the recent Cannes film festival highlighted new films by Michael Haneke, Dario Argento, Leos Carax, Audiard, Cronenberg, Miiki, and Andrew Dominik. Over the […]
A special episode in which Kimberly Gadette, just returned from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, is interviewed by D.K. (Doug) Holm about the nuts, bolts and even some of the movies in competition at the most celebrated film festival in the world.
One of the most anticipated films of the year, Snow White and the Huntsman benefited from a superior trailer and the failure artistically and commercially ofMirror Mirror, another film derived from the same Grimm fairy tale.1 Unfortunately, SnowWhite … is only about 65% percent successful, if that. The bad parts of the film include a screenplay2 that dissolves into too many […]
Everyone talks about the influence of Tarantino on movies but few track the influence of the Coen Brothers. Granted, Tarantino’s mark on cinema was dramatic, especially in the 1990s when every week seemed to bring forth another talky crime comedy with quirky characters making pop references. But the Coens have also had a pervasive influences, […]
There were many ways that Tim Burton could have gone in adapting the 1966 – 1972 ABC soap opera Dark Shadows. He could have set the film in the time of the show, and hewed to its tone. He could have gone totally crazy with the satire and done it likeGreen Hornet, totally re-thinking it as […]