I've argued that the rise of high-profile Kickstarter campaigns is already shifting the paradigm of how movies are funded, and that's probably a good thing. But with filmmakers getting financing directly from their fans, won't the Hollywood studios lose their raison d'etre?
Practically omnipresent and infinitely versatile, Malcolm McDowell has played, among others, a rebellious private school student, a futuristic sociopath, a degenerate emperor, Michael Myer's nemesis, and the killer of Captain Kirk.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the second entry in the toy-based franchise, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Ray Stevenson facing off the baddies of Cobra in order to make the world safe for... Not sure. Other toys, possibly?
It would be much too easy to dismiss this chatty little flick as a silly study in crackpot speculation. Rather, its well-crafted eloquence succeeds in raising poignant questions that are pertinent to understanding human behavior.
Ostensibly a documentary, it's meant as an eye-opening deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Director Rodney Ascher lets a group of obsessives spout off about their theories of what Kubrick really meant. The only thing they don't suggest is that Kubrick is talking to them over the radio.
It was late and chilly on Wardour Street, a good three miles to the flat I was renting in St. John's Wood, yet I desperately needed that walk to get a grasp on the emotions churned up by the film I had just screened.
While The Master, like 2001, has meditative and metaphysical leanings -- areas that tend to unnerve audiences -- it was greeted, unlike 2001, by many rapturous reviews describing its wondrous surprises and consummate craftsmanship.
Just as our government took immediate action to secure air travel after 9/11, school districts and the Federal government must now dedicate substantial resources toward making our schools less prone to attacks like the one that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Art.Music. is the last of the Hammer's music residency wild Up. For this final concert, the orchestra examines the intersection of visual art and music by exploring the museum's collections and creating new site-specific work.
Thursday is opening day of the first U.S. retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition covers Kubrick's career, beginning with his early photographs for Look through his directorial works of the 1950s through the 1990s.
The exhibition has been making the worldwide rounds, from Rome to Melbourne to Hollywood, and the show is always a variation on a theme (for the most part) with the brother and sister involved every step of the way.
For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.