Off-the-clock movies: Fury, The Long Goodbye, The Missouri Breaks and The Godfather

December 31, 2014

I don’t really make resolutions but I am going to try to use this blog in a different, if perhaps not better, way from now on. One of the things I mean to do is to keep track of all …

Big Eyes writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski interviewed by Dan Lybarger

December 30, 2014

Dan Lybarger interviews Imitation Game writer Graham Moore

December 30, 2014

Piers Marchant on The Gambler remake

December 26, 2014

The Gambler 86 Director: Rupert Wyatt Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange, Alvin Ing Rating: R, for language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity Running time: 111 minutes By Piers Marchant for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette …

Jingle Bells!

December 25, 2014

Terry Gilliam’s The Christmas Card

December 24, 2014

This originally aired in 1968 on the British TV show for kids, Do Not Adjust Your Set.

Opening this week … Big Eyes

December 22, 2014

And it’s very good …

SEFCA’s 2014 poll results …

December 22, 2014

      This is what I was doing this weekend. (Warning, press release to follow.)     Two Texas directors fought it out for the No. 1 spot in the Southeastern Film Critics Association’s  (SEFCA) annual poll of the …

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance or What We Talk About When We Talk About Art

December 20, 2014

There is a terrible song my father loved. It was written and performed by Harry Chapin, who may be best known for a good/bad song called “Taxi,” about a guy who couldn’t achieve his dreams and ended up driving a …

How the Dook Stole Christmas

December 19, 2014

From our friends at IFC.