In this installment of The Oscar Buzz, a look at the first trailer for David Fincher’s latest film Gone Girl. Also, what does the marketing department need to do to make it a hit?
In this installment of The Oscar Buzz, a review of the latest Scarlett Johansson film Under the Skin which creates one of the most beautiful meditative films of the year with a unique depiction of this majestic, isolated world.
In this week’s TV Recaps, Bob’s Burgers takes on Equestricles in “The Equestrians.” Is it funny or cruel? You tell me.
In this installment of The Oscar Buzz, a review of David Gordon Green’s Joe and an engrossing update of the western that reminds us why we love Nicolas Cage.
It’s been awhile since I can admit to down right really liking a film by David Gordon Green. Save for his early work (which I still need to see), he has had a rocky track record with me and with exception to Snow Angels and Pineapple Express, he hasn’t done much to impress me outside of Eastbound & Down.
Moving on, you have the terrible two of Your Highness and The Sitter. The less said about them the better. By Prince Avalanche, I saw a slow progression back to form. I liked it, but comparatively, it felt like a weaker effort from the man behind Snow Angels (though that Explosions from the Sky score… mwah!).
Then Joe… oh, how I find it a fascinating tale of southern gothic that makes me want to believe that we have the Green that everybody likes back. It is so atmospherically interesting and the performances are great.
More thoughts later.
In this week’s TV Rewind, Pinky Elmyra & The Brain visit a carnival in their only full length episode “Teleport a Friend” which is not funny, just… strange.
Wondering what’s going on with this summer’s The Directors Project? Check out this post for details on formatting and release dates.