It’s not Star Wars. Right from the get-go, with the opening shots, Rogue One does its best to distinguish itself from the official trilogy films, Episode I-VII. And in a sense, it’s true. There’s no opening crawl, and the beloved theme is conspicuously absent. Furthermore, this is the first film in which a Skywalker doesn’t […]
Is it just me, or are more and more movies focusing on the troubles of relationships? Maybe it is because it is more interesting; maybe it is to make them less mainstream; maybe it is because it is more realistic. In any case, we’ve seen it work recently (ie: 500 Days of Summer, Blue Valentine, Revolutionary […]
One thing that you can almost take for granted with a Julie Taymor film is that the visuals will be stunning. Both Frida and Across the Universe had stunning visuals, with clear and bright cinematography. It looks as if her next film based upon the William Shakespeare play, The Tempest, is going to be cut […]
Poster for Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” Starring Helen Mirren, Djimon Honsou, Alfred Molina, and more!
Julie Taymor, best known for her films Frida and Across the Universe, recently announced the premiere date of her latest Broadway project, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, and now we get a poster to her latest film as well. The Tempset is based upon William Shakespeare’s final play of the same name, and stars Helen […]
The first feature film from the brilliant British duo Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais is a bit more of a dramatic affair but still serves as an excellent, if a tad conventional, portrait of an era with their excellent blend of humor, sadness, and reality. The film follows three friends form a rundown section of […]
The latest from Stephen Frears starts off well enough, having fun and well spirited but by the end is a bit of a sappy, overly dramatic, melodrama that almost negates the good start. Lea is a courtesan, one of the best at that, in France. She is so successful at what she does that she […]