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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Yes, We’re Making Art

There was something shocking in discovering that Bay Area native Richard Wong had never ridden a cable car. It was, however, perfectly in keeping with his aesthetic as a filmmaker. … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coppola’s Ignored Masterwork

Several months ago I was lucky enough to see Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT as Mr. C intended, on the big screen, and with the 3D segments in all their multi-dimensional glory. I … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment


HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is a stumblebum exercise that explores many tones, skipping over the good as well as the bad, with an uneven script and curiously inert direction. … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Difference between Smart and Savvy

The interesting thing about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen, THE LAST STAND (review here), opening at number 10 at the box office isn’t that it’s such an awful … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Razzies: The Tart Response to Hollywood Awards Season

I love The Razzies. It’s the only show-biz prize awarded strictly on merit. There is no lobbying for the gold-sprayed, plastic statue of the eponymous fruit. And for a long … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

GANGSTER SQUAD and Squandered Talent

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but while GANGSTER SQUAD obviously admires Brian De Palma’s THE UNTOUCHABLES, and tries very, very hard to be a variation on that … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marlon Wayans and the Serious Business of Comedy

It’s not often that my heart is broken in the first minute of an interview, but such was the case when talking to Marlon Wayans about A HAUNTED HOUSE. As … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Evolution of Ms. Lawrence

Sometimes you can just tell.  An actress gives a startling performance after a fitful career of sit-coms and television guest shots. Such was the case with Kentucky native, Jennifer Lawrence, … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscar© Chat — Part 3, The Animated Edition

It was 2001 when the Academy Awards© first included a category for Best Animated Feature, and the Oscar© went to SHREK. It was acknowledgment that we were now officially living … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscar© Chat, Part 2

The best part of my job is not seeing free movies.  It’s a nice perk, as is seeing those movie before their release date, and being able to wax effusive … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment