Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Feature

  • The Playlist
    29 comments
    tweet
    0

    Trailer Deconstruction: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

    Wes Anderson movies are possibly the closest thing to an event movie for the … I was going to say something like "indie nerd cinephile set," but the truth is Anderson’s films are beloved by all kinds of audiences—those who love tentpoles, cineastes, sci-fi aficionados, etc. His visual vocabulary is ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    12 comments
    tweet
    0

    The Essentials: Robert Redford

    This Friday, one of the most powerful films of Robert Redford's career comes to the big screen in "All Is Lost" (our review). Stripped of most of the things that made him a star, both externally (he's now 77 and his costume seems to have been purchased during a 40% off sale at J. Crew) and internall...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    14 comments
    tweet
    0

    Our 15 Favorite Prison Breaks At The Movies

    “You’ll like it, it’s about a prison break” says Andy Dufresne in “The Shawshank Redemption” about the book they’re shelving, Alexander Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo.” “We oughta file that under ‘educational’ too, oughtn’t we?” quips Red in reply, and indeed, with the sheer number of prison esca...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    6 comments
    tweet
    0

    10 International Movies That Were Cut For U.S. Release

    Earlier this week, the home video release of Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" was announced. Instead of featuring multiple versions of the movie, the publicity materials made it very clear that only one version would be included on the disc: the domestic roll-out's truncated 108 mi...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    8 comments
    tweet
    0

    Shelved Movies: 18 Films With Delayed Releases

    Perhaps the most interesting thing about this week’s release, Jonathan Levine's “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” (because certainly according to our lukewarm review it’s hardly the film itself), is the story of the journey it took to get it to U.S. screens. When the trio of college friends behind the ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    NYFF: Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern & Will Forte Talk The Particular Tone Of ‘Nebraska’

    An alcoholic father suffering from the early onsets of dementia gets a sweepstakes notice that he’s won a million dollars. It’s a scam obviously, but the elderly man is determined to see it through, despite his wife and older son’s protests to the contrary. What’s the youngest son to do? Perhaps try...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    6 comments
    tweet
    0

    Retrospective: The Films Of Paul Greengrass

    “I really do believe, with a great, great passion, in the possibility of really good films being made at scale and in the mainstream,” Paul Greengrass said to Empire, rather ironically on the occasion of the release of his least financially successful Hollywood film, 2010’s “Green Zone.” But it outl...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    NYFF: James Gray Almost Appeared In Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic,’ Talks ‘The Immigrant' With Joaquin Phoenix

    The highlight of the New York Film Festival post-screening Q&A for “The Immigrant," director James Gray's long-awaited period film, was the unlikely and rare appearance of the notoriously evasive Joaquin Phoenix. And while the press shy actor nearly stole the show from his entertaining director, fun...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    6 comments
    tweet
    0

    10 Films To Watch Before & After 'Gravity'

    Sitting in the dark, holding your breath throughout Alfonso Cuarón’s terrifying, beautiful “Gravity,” it can seem like the film simply spun up at you out of the void; it’s a work of such precision and simplicity that it almost feels like it came out of nowhere. But unlike, say, a sliver of space deb...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances

    It’s several weeks later now and the global stock market has more or less recovered from the news that Ben Affleck, of all the living human males ergonomically appropriate for cape-wearing, has landed the role of Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel. And it’s a good thing that the petition ...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Conversation with Victor Erice at the ...SydneysBuzz
  • The Smell Of UsVenice Review: Larry Clark’s ‘The Smell ...The Playlist
  • Let Meryl Streep's Wise Words Usher .../Bent