Side by Side should be required viewing in any film school worth its salt and, undoubtedly, will be. But as up-to-the-minute as it is, by next year, it undoubtedly will be dated. And, before long, it will be a curiosity.
In an upcoming film titled Side By Side, Keanu Reeves as well as director Chris Kenneally and producer Justin Szlasa ask a provocative question: What does the future of filmmaking hold, and can the two formats -- digital and film -- both survive and thrive, "side by side"?
When I first heard about the Swedish film Easy Money, presented in the US by Martin Scorsese and distributed by The Weinstein Company, I knew I had to watch it. Because when Scorsese talks, I listen and don't even get me started on the brothers Weinstein.
It was one of the most wonderful and unique starts to an interview ever: Within a minute, Willem was speaking in the incomprehensible babble of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil. And then in Italian. Two of the world's finest languages!
"I'm the only presenter who slept with Catherine Deneuve," said Susan Sarandon in a tribute speech Monday night when the French actress was honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2012 Chaplin Award.