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Frenchman’s Creek (1998) short review

Based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, which I obviously never read, because I had NO idea that this movie was set in the 17th century or about pirates. But it is! Tara Fitzgerald is a wealthy aristocrat on the wrong side of British politics, who gets involved with a French privateer.  It’s decently… Read more →

Jessica Kiang’s Top 20 Films Of 2016

I don’t think I’m the only person to have wondered about the usefulness of watching, discussing and writing about film — or any art — when it feels like outside the theater, the sky is falling. Great chunks of catastrophe are raining down from the heavens and I’m pondering crucial issues like the mythology of […]

Report: Terry Gilliam Hospitalized As The Cannes Decision Whether To Debut ‘Quixote’ Looms

In our latest installment of the soap opera titled “As ‘Don Quixote’ Turns,” we have yet another wrinkle to report about the long-awaited Terry Gilliam film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” Yesterday, two parties presented their cases in a courtroom, which will decide whether or not the 25-years-in-the-making film will see its debut as […]

‘Black Mirror,’ Lady Gaga, ‘Shape Of Water’ Among 2018 Art Director’s Guild Awards Nominees

The Art Directors Guild announced the nominations for the 2018 awards and even with three different film categories there were some notable omissions.  Potential Oscar nominees “Call Me By Your Name,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Mother!” were all snubbed while surprise contenders “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and […]

Final ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Trolls The DC Universe And Introduces Peter, Your New Favorite...

“So dark! You sure you’re not from the DC Universe?” And at that point in the new trailer, you realize that all the concerns about test screenings and reshoots are a moot point. “Deadpool 2” is going to use the same humor and tone that made the first one such a massive hit, and his […]

Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie

In the rush to report the news that Leonardo DiCaprio was reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for the director’s next film, trade sites were furiously updating their stories after the fact. So, another intriguing nugget about the brewing project got overlooked as it was added later on. According to Variety, Tarantino is eyeballing Al Pacino for […]