I’ve now seen most of the films that had a release in 2014. This makes me more qualified to vote for the Oscars than 97.548% of the Academy’s membership. With the Oscar ceremony occurring tonight, I’ve picked, as I have the previous two years, who I think the nominees and winners should be in the bulk of the major categories. Read More →
The brilliance of director Paul Thomas Anderson shines through in this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s quirky stoner mystery of the same name, Inherent Vice. A film that many view as a companion piece to Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye, the story plays out like controlled chaos set in a psychedelic dream and will take your senses on one of the wildest rides you will view this Read More →
It’s no surprise that Tom O’Brien‘s Manhattan Romance feels like a Woody Allen film. Most of Allen‘s most successful romantic comedies take place in Manhattan and have a tremendous amount of dialogue so in this sense, Manhattan Romance emulates Allen. The circumstances befalling his protagonist, Danny (played by O’Brien himself), and the absence of the signature Allen comedic touches distinguish Read More →
Inherent Vice, the centerpiece screening of the New York Film Festival is getting another screening this Sunday, so you have another chance to catch it! Check out the press conference with 12 members of the cast including director Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix! (although Mr Phoenix was sadly mute)
In a tribute to the directors of this year’s New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening some of their past films. Included are Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Boogie Nights, Nick Broomfield‘s Biggie and Tupac and David Fincher‘s Zodiac, all screening at Walter Reade Theater. For the full list, visit the website here.