Thursday, February 5 2009
My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
The genre that Three Businessmen most reflects is the city symphony, which can be traced all the way back to that film-school rite of passage, Man With a Movie Camera.
Thursday, May 16 2013
The Los Angeles imagined by this delightfully dark movie is one where the repo man picks up the Reaganite economy’s table scraps—and in the process self-corrects for capitalism’s shortcomings.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
Two failed actors journey to Monument Valley to exact revenge on the screenwriter who tormented them as children.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
A surrealist satire of thematically complicated scenes that mix political intrigues, sexual humiliation, religion, and fanaticism.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
With Paramount announcing Roberto Orci's replacement as director of the upcoming Star Trek 3, we look back at ten other times when studios and suits played musical chairs with their filmmakers.
Friday, January 13 2012
Sid and Nancy is a great film. It may not get its facts right, but its essence is definitely in the right place.
Friday, March 4 2011
Repo Chick is a social reflection so bright and direct that it's often hard to look at. Not because it's so odd, mind you, but because it's so accurate in the targets it takes on.
Monday, December 20 2010
Straight to Hell Returns was and is a dirty, grungy, goofy, spirited, sprawling, unhinged, unsane, and uncompromising work, the vision of a man playing by his own demented dirty pool rules.