I would compare "Don Jon" to "The Graduate," "Manhattan," "Raging Bull," "Eyes Wide Shut" and the greatest film about masculinity I've seen, "Carnal Knowledge."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been working regularly on stage and screen since the tender age of four, amassing a list of credits during his three decades in Hollywood that would be impressive at any age.
If you've seen ads for Don Jon that make it seem like a fairly standard romantic comedy, it might surprise you. But that's because Don Jon often feels and often looks like two kinds of movies awkwardly mashed together.
It would be a mistake to make Jon's preoccupation with pornography the focus of any commentary -- any more than the world we existed in back then could be considered the major cause of Tony Manero's issues. They are simply backdrops to the more pressing issue.
This weekend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," opens in theaters nationwide. "Don Jon" is the story of a man who loves his apartment, loves his car, loves girls, and loves internet porn.
For this week's MovieFilm excursion, we start things off with some highlights from my roundtable interview wit...
Merging Silicon Valley with Hollywood these talented men are juggling active careers in show business and titans of social media platforms.
The forthcoming movie Don Jon, written by, directed by, and starring youthful Hollywood heavyweight Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks at sexual addiction -- porn addiction in particular -- as a real issue that evokes real-life consequences.
Once upon a time, Hollywood stars were worshipped like gods and goddesses. No photographers were trying to snap pants-less crotch shots as someone stepped from a car. Nor were they terrorizing people in traffic and threatening the lives of innocent bystanders with their self-aggrandizing stunts.
Next week, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to a not very good movie called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will finally hit theaters after an eight-...
Cancer is a huge topic in the media. So many movies, books, TV shows, and news stories have plots or sub-plots related to cancer. Up until a week ago, I spent far too much of my energy avoiding it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong.
Even in the harshest environments it is possible to create opportunity. The most successful creatives have always had an entrepreneurial streak.
Bringing style to spare the end is an emotional one, surprising and kicks you in the gut all at the same time. I found Looper a great ride that delivers on its promise of being something new.
My plane landed in Salt Lake City around 1 p.m. yesterday -- and by 3:30, I was sitting in a press screening at the Sundance Film Festival of Austenland.
Out of the Loop: A struggling filmmaker who wishes he made Looper is visited by his future self who travels back in time to give him the idea for Looper.
The MovieFilm show hits double-digits! For our blockbuster tenth episode, we talk up the latest developments on the Star Wars front, debate Joseph Gordon-Levitt possibly donning Batman's cape-and-cowl in the Justice League movie, and more.