A Hidden Life
It’s one of the year’s best and most distinctive movies, though sure to be divisive, even alienating for some viewers, in the manner of nearly…
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On the four '80s and '90s Batman films now available on 4K Blu-ray.
A tribute to the late Penny Marshall, TV star and trailblazing director of Big, A League of Their Own and more.
A sneak peek from AFI FEST 2018 of Chuck Lorre's new Netflix series about Hollywood has-beens and wannabes, starring Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas.
A take on Ridley Scott's latest from a Far Flung Correspondent.
A tribute to the late Oscar-winning filmmaker, Milos Forman.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "The House," "Baby Driver," "The Beguiled," "American Gods," "The Good Place," and Orson Welles' "Othello."
An essay about Tim Burton's "Big Fish" from the August 2017 edition of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.
Disney previewed their upcoming live-action features during this year's D23 Expo.
An AFI Fest review of Taylor Hackford's "The Comedian," starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann.
An interview with actor/director Danny DeVito about "Curmudgeons" and a presentation of the short film.
Writers at RogerEbert.com pick their favorite cinematic remedies to elevate their moods.
A recap of the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival.
Film critic Odie Henderson picks one of his favorite reviews by Roger Ebert.
A review from Sundance of Todd Solondz's "Wiener-Dog."
A preview of our most anticipated titles at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
An interview with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride."
Gerardo Valero looks in depth at "L.A. Confidential."
Peter Sobczynski ranks 27 films by Brian De Palma.
Marie writes: Much beloved and a never ending source of amusement, Simon's Cat is a popular animated cartoon series by the British animator Simon Tofield featuring a hungry house cat who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to get its owner to feed it. Hand-drawn using an A4-size Wacom Intuos 3 pen and tablet, Simon has revealed that his four cats - called Teddy, Hugh, Jess and Maisie - provide inspiration for the series, with Hugh being the primary inspiration. And there's now a new short titled "Suitcase". To view the complete collection to date, visit Simon's Cat at YouTube.
It is a jungle out there in Hollywood, and "Get Shorty" presents the various kinds of animals residing at the lower strata of that jungle through a pungent but cheerful satire about one nutty pre-production process.
Marie writes: Widely regarded as THE quintessential Art House movie, "Last Year at Marienbad" has long since perplexed those who've seen it; resulting in countless Criterion-esque essays speculating as to its meaning whilst knowledge of the film itself, often a measure of one's rank and standing amongst coffee house cinephiles. But the universe has since moved on from artsy farsty French New Wave. It now prefers something braver, bolder, more daring...
August, 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of "The Larry Sanders Show," episodes of which are available on Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant, iTunes, and DVD. This is the third and final part of Edward Copeland's extensive tribute to the show, including interviews with many of those involved in creating one of the best-loved comedies in television history. Part 1 (Ten Best Episodes) is here and Part 2 (The show behind the show) is here.
A related article about Bob Odenkirk and his characters, Stevie Grant and Saul Goodman (on "Breaking Bad"), is here.
by Edward Copeland
"It was an amazing experience," said Jeffrey Tambor. "I come from the theater and it was very, very much approached like theater. It was rehearsed and Garry took a long, long time in casting and putting that particular unit together." In a phone interview, Tambor talked about how Garry Shandling and his behind-the-scenes team selected the performers to play the characters, regulars and guest stars, on "The Larry Sanders Show" when it debuted 20 years ago. Shandling chose well throughout the series' run and -- from the veteran to the novice, the theater-trained acting teacher and character actor to the comedy troupe star in his most subtle role -- they all tend to feel the way Tambor does: "It changed my career. It changed my life."
August, 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of "The Larry Sanders Show," episodes of which are available on Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant, iTunes, and DVD. This is Part 2 of Edward Copeland's extensive tribute to the show, including interviews with many of those involved in creating one of the best-loved comedies in television history. Part 1 (Ten Best Episodes) is here.
"Unethical? Jesus, Larry. Don't start pulling at that thread; our whole world will unravel." -- Artie (Rip Torn)
by Edward Copeland
Unravel those threads did -- and often -- in the world of fictional late night talk show host Larry Sanders. On "The Larry Sanders Show," the brilliant and groundbreaking HBO comedy that paid attention to the men and women behind the curtain of Sanders' fictional show, the ethics of showbiz were hilariously skewered.
Marie writes: my art pal Siri Arnet sent me following - and holy cow! "Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has taken bonsai trees, food packaging, and even a tiny statue of the Michelin Man and constructed miniature metropolises around these objects, thus creating real-life Bottled Cities of Kandor. Explains Aiba of his artwork:"My source of creations are my early experience of bonsai making and maze illustration. These works make use of an aerial perspective, which like the diagram for a maze shows the whole from above (the macro view) while including minute details (the micro view). If you explore any small part of my works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters." ( click to enlarge.)