In Their Words – Tuesday, July 9, 2013

“I’ve been in meetings where I can feel it slipping away, where I can feel like there are ideas I’m tossing out are, I don’t know, they’re too scary or they’re too weird, and I can feel the thing, I can tell it’s not going to happen. I’m not going to convince them to do this the way I think it should be done, and I want to jump up on the table and scream and go, ‘Do you know how lucky we are to be doing this? Do you understand that the only way to repay that karmic debt … Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SIDE EFFECTS

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Some movies start with a bang, others lure you in to their worlds with craft and precision. Before you know it, you are just as paranoid as the characters. Anything could be lurking around the corner, over your shoulder, and no one is who they says they are. The mistake we as an audience will make is that we believe whatever the characters tell us. We can be easily duped. Side Effects lure us into a very tangled web that will eventually ensnare us.

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Movie Beat – 02.08.13

Caesar Must Die – William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is one of the most infamous and greatest pieces of theater. It has been performed a countless number of times in virtually every language. One would think that we would reach a saturation point for this particular play, but we never will, and we can thank Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and those of like mind for such inventiveness. Their staging of Julius Caesar is part documentary, part staging. The performers, harden criminals, some with no hope of parole. “Et tu, Brute?” takes on a completely different meaning to one who might have … Continue reading Movie Beat – 02.08.13

In Their Words – Monday, January 14, 2013

“I think it’s a real privilege to make a living doing this job. It’s a great job – the best I can think of, actually. You walk into a room and say, “I’m imagining this,” and they give you millions of dollars to go out and make it real. That’s a pretty good gig. I have certain standards – sometimes I hit them and sometimes I don’t. I don’t think being precious is really good for any art form  So I believe in being really prepared, working hard, doing everything I can think of to improve it, but staying on budget, … Continue reading In Their Words – Monday, January 14, 2013

2012: A Year At The Movies

2012 was a magnificent year for the movies. They are more diverse, more personal, and more magical than ever. Yes, there was the onslaught of the usual blockbuster fare, sequels left and right, and the mighty flops that were John Carter and Battleship, but there was so much more to discover in theaters this year. It is quite possible that 2012 was one of the best years for the cinema, maybe not on par with 1939 or 1960, but time will tell which of these stories permeate the collective consciousness and hang around and continue to inform our experiences. 2012 also saw a great amount of cinema history as … Continue reading 2012: A Year At The Movies