MCN Originals Archive for May, 2014
Hate to admit it, but I laughed fairly hard at parts of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in The West, a sexed-up comedy Western with a foul-mouthed script and few inhibitions. Forgive me, John Ford. Forgive me, Howard Hawks. Forgive me, Sergio Leone. For that matter, forgive me, Mel Brooks.Read the full article »
The People vs. Paul Crump, Claire Is Dead, Broken Side of Time, Run & Jump, Color of Lies, Cimarron Strip, Your Dragon and more.Read the full article »
A quick look at the numbers.Read the full article »
Cannes 67 – c’est fini.
After dozens of screenings, predictions, and an endless series of queue debates, we have a Palme d’Or.
AH DIEUX // AH GOD(ARD)S
That is a pun
Cannes Film Festival
Can film actually festival?
???Read the full article »
I kinda love Clouds of Sils Maria. At its best, it is a female version of My Dinner With Andre. At its weakest, it is still interesting. The premise is pretty basic.Read the full article »
There’s never a scene where Kolya doesn’t have a myriad of issues weighing on his mind, and these are visible in Serebryakov’s pained, tired facial expressions and believable portrayal of alcoholism (to be sure, Leviathan is boozier than two or three Hong Sang-soo films combined).Read the full article »
Hot Topics Roundtable at Cannes Film Festival with Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson, Marian Masone, Alison Willmore, and Jordan Hoffman.Read the full article »
Monuments Men, 3 Days to Kill, Like Someone in Love, Nosferatu, LA Law, Krackoon and more.Read the full article »
If Lost River is the film Ryan Gosling wanted to debut as his first film—and you only get one first film—then I’ll be the first to admit that I had him pegged (as an artist, anyway) as someone entirely different.Read the full article »
Yeah, this film rocks.Read the full article »
Because Bruce Wagner’s script calls for actors to do and say depraved things with a straight face, the film couldn’t have been made—in this current form, anyway—without Cronenberg’s history of directing violence and dissecting the psycho-bizarre.Read the full article »
Godzilla does the monster smash with $38.4 million expected from almost 4,000 Friday roars. Neighbors shares another cup of mixed greens at $8.4 million, while your friendly neighborhood web-slinger settles for a kind-hearted $4.5 mil. Million Dollar Arm eggs on Hamm with $3.4 million of so-so-so pitching power.Read the full article »
Argentine Szifrón, known for his career in comedy television, aims high with his biggest budget to date: Wild Tales intertwines six separate narratives, and the film is primarily successful in finding humor in its theme of ordinary people pushed to their limit.Read the full article »
The blurring of truth and fiction is a fairly standard theme throughout the director’s filmography, and much of Egoyan’s career is recalled in The Captive.Read the full article »
Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner is a movie about an artist who is past his moment of greatest glory. A biopic only in that it rests on a historic figure in art, this is not a film about Turner’s inspiration or his method or his history. It is about the other side of the mountain, the apex of which Turner reached before the first shot of this film.Read the full article »