Theaters are open and the long-awaited, multiply delayed Tenet is playing just about everywhere. It’s not a bad film, but in 2020, watching Tenet isn’t about what Tenet is about—or even how Tenet is about what its about—its about watching … Continue reading This week in Film — TENET and two on TCM
“Films are subjective-what you like, what you don’t like. But the thing for me that is absolutely unifying is the idea that every time I go to the cinema and pay my money and sit down and watch a film go up on-screen, I want to feel that the people who made that film think it’s the best movie in the world, that they poured everything into it and they really love it. Whether or not I agree with what they’ve done, I want that effort there-I want that sincerity. And when you don’t feel it, that’s the only time … Continue reading Born On This Day – July 30, 1970
To borrow a tagline from another recently rebooted franchise, Man of Steel is not your Father’s Superman. The name ‘Superman’ isn’t even in the title, is only spoken in the movie once, and not even by one of the main characters! The red underpants are missing, the color palette is muted, the All American Boy Scout is toned down, and we are in lot more danger. And I like it.
“As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place.” -Christopher Nolan Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, October 2, 2012