Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
Amy Jo Johnson's "The Space Between"; In praise of Dan Pinto; How "The Fugitive" changed TV; "Battle of the Network Stars" oral history; Benefits of airplane movie-watching.
An interview with actor Charlie Day and director Richie Keen about their new comedy, "Fist Fight."
A look at what's coming to theaters this January through April.
An article about the African-American Film Critic's Association's announcement that 2016 is the best year for Blacks in cinema.
A piece on the response to the sexism in "Straight Outta Compton."
Ascendance of N.W.A; Kodak's first digital moment; ILM's Star Wars VR lab; TV is not the new film; Adam Nimoy, son of Spock.
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's August 13th, 2015 Grants Gala.
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's upcoming grants banquet on August 13th.
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
A review of Sundance 2015 hit "Dope."
A piece on cinema of 2014 that addressed racial issues in the year after such progress with films like "12 Years a Slave."
Why isn't "Real Husbands of Hollywood" getting the media attention its ratings merit?
Marie writes: some of you may recall reading about the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. (Click to enlarge.)
The Grand Poobah writes: Unless we find an angel, our television program will go off the air at the end of its current season. There. I've said it. Usually in television, people use evasive language. Not me. We'll be gone. I want to be honest about why this is. We can't afford to finance it any longer.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. He was an only child until he was 10, and both his parents worked. But you could go to the movies for a dime, he remembers, and he went to a lot of them. "I saw every movie that came my way when I was a child," President Clinton said, "and they fired my imagination - they inspired me. I think it's interesting that I'm 53 years old, and my favorite movie is 'High Noon,' a movie I saw when I was 6."
Q. As a member of the Thai culture, I find your review of the movie "Anna And The King" objectionable. Certainly a critic may give a scathing review to a bad movie. However, in this case, you ventured into abuse and insult of another culture. The Thai King Mongkut is known for his initiative well over a century ago to prohibit men from selling their wives and parents from coercing children to marry, as well as for laying groundwork for the abolition of slavery to be accomplished in the subsequent reign of his son, but perhaps the dramatized version of this king was so far from actuality that you compared him to Hitler and Hannibal Lector! What's more, you reminded the readers of a more modern aspect of Thailand in your punch line about Bangkok being a "world center of sex tourism" (a tradition ostensibly established by the king, you said). Are we as readers supposed to find some parallel in an exotic, bad movie and an exotic, immoral country? You described the British attitude towards Siam and the Thai king during Anna's time as "racist and jingoistic." Can you claim your own attitude is much better? (Ekachai Sombunlcharoen, Bangkok)
John Singleton is all of 26 years old now, and struggling to keep from repeating himself.
CANNES, France -- The French New Wave was a rebirth of French films in the early 1960s, and the German new wave represented the same process in Germany in the 1970s. Now black American filmmakers are developing a new stylistic and personal vision that reached critical mass at this year's Cannes Film Festival. In May of 1991, here in the incongruous setting of the French Riviera, far from the urban settings of most of their films, the black new wave came of age.