Tag: jeffbridges

70s Rewind: FAT CITY, Broads, Booze and Boxing, Bleakly

To be honest, I didn't feel that good before I finally started watching John Huston's adaptation of Leonard Gardner's novel the other night, but afterward, it was only the sheer exhaustion of a long day's work that allowed me to...

Sundance 2018 Review: HAL, A Great Director of the 1970s Gets His Due

The so-called “New Hollywood” of the 1970s was driven by a number of filmmakers, many of them film school trained, who broke with many established modes of production and benefited from the opportunities afforded them by the collapse of the...

10+ Years Later: Does THE LAST PICTURE SHOW Still Play?

For whatever reason, Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 career-igniter The Last Picture Show had been rattling around in my mind. A hazy lone monochrome mental tumbleweed ambling through every now and then. Although I've read about it at length in numerous books...

Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Freshens Up the Tried and True Western

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

Cannes 2016 Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Does Outlaw Justice Darn Right

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

Review: THE GIVER Tells Recycled Story In One Shade of Grey

To say that the apocalypse is the gift that keeps on giving is probably too easy and too predictable in this context, but then again, so too is The Giver. In the current age of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and umpteen...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ACT OF KILLING, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, RED 2, And More

Busy week, with lots of decent (and a few not-so-decent!) releases. One of the most important docs of the last decade, The Act Of Killing finally opens wide this week, after screening last September at the Toronto International Film Festival.Ryan Reynolds...

Review: R.I.P.D. Is C.R.A.P.

Alas, it comes the time in every summer when a high-concept, sci-fi themed comedy erupts on our screens in order to try to take our ticket money away from our stingy pockets. Some, like Back To The Future or Men...

70s Rewind: Bridges, Barbra, Bogdanovich, Brynner

Amazon's Prime Instant streaming service is not as well-established as Netflix and has far more modest offerings in off-beat and strange cinema. Still, since I temporarily dropped Netflix, I've been diving deeper into Amazon's catalog, and discovered a good number...

First R.I.P.D. Trailer is MEN IN BLACK Vs. Zombies

Remember back in the Summer of 1997 when Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black hits screens? Sure, the film was a lot of fun, but it was also a lot like Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters, only with aliens standing in for the...

The Men Who Stare At Goats review

With a title like this you're either watching a self-indulged socially engaged arthouse flick directed by a mid-thirty year old or a funny, deadpan comedy which is only too aware of its own silliness. Heslov made the latter, which is...