Author Archive

Google Backs Down On Sexual Content Ban On Blogger-Hosted Pages

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Google Backs Down On Sexual Content Ban On Blogger-Hosted Pages

“Black-and-white Cinemascope is alluring precisely because it doesn’t add up: It’s penthouse and pavement, tuxedo and work boots.”

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

“Black-and-white Cinemascope is alluring precisely because it doesn’t add up: It’s penthouse and pavement, tuxedo and work boots.”

Mr. Cronenberg Demurs

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Some reviewers said the film is dated—that it has more of a ’90s vibe than a contemporary one.
The critics who said that were positioning themselves as real insiders who really know what Hollywood’s like, but I think they were thinking:  ’Oh, this script was written 20 years ago, so it must be dated.’ But those people do not know what they’re talking about.
Mr. Cronenberg Demurs
AndAdam Nayman Observes, “Kt’s uncertain who, exactly, is experiencing a sense of “liberté” at this late juncture: maybe the characters, possibly David Cronenberg, and definitely not film critics.”

Michael Sandlin On A Survey Of “Pre-Code Hollywood Confidential”

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Michael Sandlin On A Survey Of “Pre-Code Hollywood Confidential”

A. O. Scott Finds Unexpected Lessons In 50 Shades

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

A. O. Scott Finds Unexpected Lessons In 50 Shades
And – Mike Wilmington Sez “Both of them seem about as exciting as a roomful of sedated Chihuahuas.”

Jason Koebler On The Nutjobbiness Of The Citizen’s Citizenfour Lawsuit

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Jason Koebler On The Nutjobbiness Of The Citizen’s Citizenfour Lawsuit

Nathan Rabin Sez “The Trailer Is Not The Movie”

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Nathan Rabin Sez “The Trailer Is Not The Movie”

A Smart Anti-Piracy Maneuver: Fridays Will Be Worldwide Record Release Day

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

A Smart Anti-Piracy Maneuver: Fridays Will Be Worldwide Record Release Day

“All Documentaries Are Participatory Documentaries,” Sez Richard Brody

Friday, February 27th, 2015

“All Documentaries Are Participatory Documentaries,” Sez Richard Brody

Netflix Doesn’t Have Ads, But Product Placement’s In The Mix, Especially With “House Of Cards,” Season 3

Friday, February 27th, 2015

“A sophisticated show for a sophisticated, beautiful beer. So we put the two together and sent it to them. If we don’t think it works and somebody’s brown-bagging a Stella on a bus and it’s not the right place for our brand, then we’ll let them know that we’d prefer not to be in that scene.”
Netflix Doesn’t Have Ads, But Product Placement’s In The Mix, Especially With “House Of Cards,” Season 3

On Leonard Nimoy’s Passion For Photography

Friday, February 27th, 2015

On Leonard Nimoy’s Passion For Photography

How Net Neutrality Made It Despite Fierce Financial Opposition

Friday, February 27th, 2015

How Net Neutrality Made It Despite Fierce Financial Opposition

A Statement By The President On The Passing Of Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27th, 2015

“Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy… I loved Spock.”
A Statement By The President On The Passing Of Leonard Nimoy

Wim Wenders On The Pull Of America

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Wim Wenders On The Pull Of America

Michael Phillips On The Jewish Roots Of Leonard Nimoy And “Live Long And Prosper”

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Jewish Roots Of Leonard Nimoy And “Live Long And Prosper”

DreamWorks To Sell Glendale Campus While Reporting $263 Million Quarterly Loss

Friday, February 27th, 2015

DreamWorks To Sell Glendale Campus While Reporting $263 Million Quarterly Loss

Leonard Nimoy On Photography And The Jewish Concept Of The Feminine Presence Of God (from 2001)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Leonard Nimoy On Photography And The Jewish Concept Of The Feminine Presence Of God (from 2001)

“Bond Woman” Monica Bellucci Is Four Years Older Than Daniel Craig

Friday, February 27th, 2015

“Bond Woman” Monica Bellucci Is Four Years Older Than Daniel Craig

Filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s Criterion 10 Contains Some Fine, Succinct Film Crit

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Filmmaker Ben Wheatley‘s Criterion 10 Contains Some Fine, Succinct Film Crit

Nick Pinkerton Has 2,800 Words Worth Of The “Subterranean Hot Take Blues”

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Atlantic consistently runs some of the worst film writing to be found on the Internet, which is to say in the universe… If you believe that a work’s entire significance can be found in the footprint that it leaves in public discourse, then looking at the thing itself will necessarily be an afterthought. ”
Nick Pinkerton Has 2,800 Words Worth Of The “Subterranean Hot Take Blues”