Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
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An article about this year's nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
An article about female actors and directors in contention for Oscars this year.
A column on the lack of diversity in this year's potential Oscar nominees.
A look at the contenders for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress this year and how many of them play a historically-beloved role for Oscar, the mother.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray and DVD and streaming, including "The Big Sick," "Certain Women," "Wonder Woman," and Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "The Vietnam War."
A review of the new season of "Top of the Lake" from Jane Campion, starring Elisabeth Moss.
Disney Legends were celebrated and animation films were previewed at this past D23 Expo.
An interview with co-writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani about the rom-com based on their love story, "The Big Sick."
25 films we can't wait to check out during the summer movie season.
For the 41st installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines David Cronenberg's "Crash."
A review of the first Sundance 2017 breakout, the fantastic The Big Sick.
A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.
Premieres, Midnights, Special Events and more have been announced for next month's Sundance Film Festival.
One of our critics looks at what "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" says about life in 2016.
A remembrance of critic Scott Schuldt, who blogged under the name Ed Copeland.
Valerie Weiss on "A Light Beneath Their Feet"; Death of the video store; Stephen Cone on "Home for the Holidays"; Chatting with Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn; "Mustang" director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
How we process movies in 2015; Top Ten Pixar Movies; Christopher McQuarrie on Minnelli and more; Dangers of auteur TV; Dorothy Arzner retrospective at UCLA.
Joanna Arnow on "Bad at Dancing"; Stephen Cone on Al Pacino; Secrets housed in the Garden of Allah; The legacy of Newton Minow; Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark.
The new co-production from three cable networks doesn't give them much bang for their bucks.
As Roger Ebert noted in February, film festivals have become so ubiquitous that there's almost certainly one within driving distance of most film fans in the US. And lots of them are sprouting world-wide. Three years ago, I'd pitched Roger with an "FFC" piece on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He advised that I provide a sense of the town and its atmosphere, the people, as well as what the festival itself was like.
Seasonal anticipation: as 2013 debuted, many were feeling it. The 28th iteration of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, aka "SBIFF," was on the wind, with jazzed moviegoers soon to converge elbow-to-elbow in a familiar, even familial, and happy bustle on downtown's State Street.
I was among the excited, as this would be my third year covering the festival. And for me, extra sweetening would be provided by the tribute to Daniel Day-Lewis, the oft-reticent acting genius whose reanimation of Abraham Lincoln seemed certain to bring another Best Actor Academy Award -- his 3rd, making him the only actor to surpass Marlon Brando, who received 2.
Marie writes: It's that time of the year again! The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run September 6 - 16, 2012. Tickets selection began August 23rd. Single tickets on sale Sept 2, 2012. For more info visit TIFF's website.
Marie writes: I've never seen this done before - and what an original idea! Gwen Murphy is an artist who breathes new life into old shoes, transforming them from fashion accessories into intriguing works of art. Thanks go to club member Cheryl Knott for telling me about this. (Click to enlarge.)