Stanley Kubrick’s lost movie: Fear and Desire (1953)

January 31, 2012

Kubrick called this film, his first feature, “a bumbling amateur film exercise … a completely inept oddity, boring and pretentious.” I think he was a little harsh. This is work product for this week’s OnFilm, in which I write about …

A Retrospective of Woody Allen Surrogates

January 30, 2012

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Super Bowl spoiler: Beuller Redux

January 30, 2012

The Undiscovered Country, Chapter Two: Damaged Gods

January 29, 2012

This is the BDA experiment for 2012. This is an attempt at serialized fiction, which I will try to post on a weekly basis. I have the story blocked out but I’ll be writing it as we go along. Comments, …

Hazanavicius wins at Directors Guild for The Artist

January 29, 2012

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artists, Directors Guild of America, OSS 117, By David Germain of the Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Directors Guild of America Awards are the latest Hollywood film honors to go silent. Hollywood’s top filmmakers group presented …

Katherine Heigl does (another) One for the Money

January 29, 2012

One for the Money Grade: 72 Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds Director: Julie Anne Robinson Rating: PG-13, for language Running time: 106 minutes By A.O. Scott of the New York Times One …

Green girls

January 28, 2012

                            In the digital age, we can “paint” on airplanes. I started this Thursday night in my hotel room, and finished it in the air between Los …

DZ Deathrays, “No Sleep”

January 27, 2012

What follows is publicist-supplied puffery. Why? Because I’m posting this in the security line at LAX with my iPhone, that’s why. Give a monkey a break. DZ Deathrays is a two-piece band: Shane Parsons (vocals/guitar) and Simon Ridley (drums). Since …

I love/hate L.A.

January 27, 2012

I am on one of those occasional trips to Los Angeles I do for work, where the city seems like nothing so much as the far wall of the pool,something to be tagged and kicked off. As I type this, …

The Garmin S1 Approach Golf Watch: An endorsement with fear and loathing

January 26, 2012

I’ve used any number of golf GPS devices over the past decade, my club used to provide them on its carts (I prefer to walk, but I used to play with a group where most of the guys used carts …