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Monday, August 5 2013

HBO’s ‘Casting By’ Highlights Film’s Creative Rapports

"I don't like casting," says Woody Allen, in his version of how crucial he finds his longtime collaborator, casting director Juliet Taylor, "I don't like to meet people in any area."


Monday, April 30 2012

It Must Feel Good to Be as Bad as Gordon Gekko

Why are bad guys like Gordon Gekko, Tony Montana and Patrick Bateman so beloved? Because we can’t act without guilt, and what’s worse, we can’t even admit that we want to.


Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Thursday, April 14 2011

How Sidney Lumet fought the showbiz blacklist


Wednesday, June 23 2010

Al Pacino makes a welcome return to the New York stage


Wednesday, March 25 2009

Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.


Wednesday, February 4 2009

Righteous Kill

This movie boasts a tired and generic script and achieves a weird sort of harmonic convergence of forgetablilty.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!


Monday, January 12 2009

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.


Friday, September 12 2008

‘Righteous Kill’: Attacked on All Sides

Righteous Kill uses Karen (Carla Gugino) both to critique the male cops' sense of self-righteousness and be the victim.


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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008 (Features) [8.Sep.08]
88 Minutes (Reviews) [18.Apr.08]
The Panic in Needle Park (1971) (Reviews) [2.Jul.07]
Oceans Thirteen (2007) (Reviews) [8.Jun.07]
Monkey Business (Part 2: June) (Features) [1.May.07]
Find Me Guilty (2006) (Reviews) [10.Aug.06]
Find Me Guilty (2006) (Reviews) [16.Mar.06]
Two for the Money (2005) (Reviews) [14.Oct.05]
The Godfather: Part II (1974) (Reviews) [12.Jul.05]
Angels in America (Reviews) [22.Dec.03]
Gigli (2003) (Reviews) [9.Dec.03]
Gigli (2003) (Reviews) [1.Aug.03]
People I Know (2003) (Reviews) [15.May.03]
The Recruit (2003) (Reviews) [30.Jan.03]
Simone (2002) (Reviews) [22.Aug.02]
Insomnia (2002) (Reviews) [23.May.02]
The Insider (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Any Given Sunday (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Any Given Sunday (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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