07/27/2014 16:51:16 PM
Amir here, with the weekend’s Scarlett Johansson re
07/27/2014 12:00:24 PM
The team is looking back at 1973 as we approach the Smackdown. Here's Amir with a personal history...
the first known photo of this famous cineaste pair. Before they were filmmakers. [src]Jean-Luc Godard and Fran
07/27/2014 08:00:22 AM
Here's Andrew Kendall on a trailer I didn't get to! I've thrown my back out and I thank the team for this weekend's content for your amusement. I should be back in regular form soon - Nathaniel R
07/26/2014 22:51:07 PM
Anne Marie here, wrapping up coverage from San Diego Comic Con after 8 straight hours of studio announcements. Marvel had some major obstacles to overcome for its brief one hour panel. Edgar Wright's departure from Ant Man had generated negative pres
07/26/2014 20:00:16 PM
Anne Marie here, surviving on pop tarts and coffee and delivering film news live(ish) from SDCC. This next bit covers two very different panels that were placed side-by-side: kid-friendly
07/26/2014 16:40:56 PM
Anne Marie still here in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, delivering unto you the major studio announcements via an increasingly busy LTE signal. Legendary Pictures was up after WB, ready to deliver on its name. Here's what it brought.
07/26/2014 16:02:16 PM
Anne Marie here, sleep deprived and dazed after a night camping out to cover the big studio announcements for you. Folks, my group camped in line for
07/26/2014 10:43:52 AM
Michael C. returning for duty. I'll be joining Nathaniel on the weekly new film review duties so you'll get two each weekend instead of just one.
My reflex reaction is to be protective of Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, and not simply because the
07/26/2014 07:00:07 AM
This double feature review was originally printed in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad
Help, he’s drowning! In good movies so don’t rush to the rescue. Both the opening and closing night films of this week’s satisfying
07/25/2014 22:00:52 PM
Anne Marie cowering before GodzillaHello again! Anne Marie here, beaming to your computer screens direct from San Diego Comic Con. Though I thought it wasn't possible, it seems as though the convention got bigger and more crowded. So I learned my les
07/25/2014 20:00:53 PM
A Happy 79th birthday to Barbara Harris. She hasn't acted in such a long time but she was often just wonderful on the screen with unique rhythm, energy and comic ability.
I'm not sure that anything about Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (Hitch's last
07/25/2014 16:48:35 PM
It's a steamy class-conscious double-feature edition
07/25/2014 12:00:37 PM
On Wednesday I drew a picture of James Bond on a Banana and posted it
07/25/2014 09:31:46 AM
To give the impending Smackdown some context, we're looking at films from 1973. Here's Abstew on a spectacular debut...
With only a half dozen films released over the past 40 years, director Terrence Malick has already earned his place among the grea
07/25/2014 07:00:58 AM
Anne Marie is reporting from Comic Con in between her weekly A Year With Kate postings. And all with sprained shoulder. What a trouper. - Nathaniel
Anne Marie, Her Sling, and A DragonGreetings from San Diego!
07/24/2014 20:20:42 PM
Tim here. The mission statement of this column is “something to do with animation” (I suck at writing mission statements), which would seemingly preclude me from taking part in Celebrating Sandra Week here at the Film Experience.
07/24/2014 17:00:17 PM
To give the impending Smackdown some context we're looking at the year 1973. Here's Glenn on tickets sold...
1973 was like the end of a box-office era. While year-end charts weren’t suffocated with superheroes, CGI natural disasters, and dysto
07/24/2014 14:01:15 PM
We're celebrating Sandra Bullock as she hits 50. Here's Matthew Eng on her most infamous awards show moment - Editor
07/24/2014 11:12:19 AM
A topic worth thinking carefully over though this stream of consciousness must do for now.
Esquire claims that 1999 was the last Great Year of Movies. Several good points are made but OF COURSE the writer had to throw out that exhausting false equiva
07/24/2014 09:13:12 AM
Towleroad The Imitation Game (we just discussed the trailer) isn't the only Alan Turing focused artwork in the ether. The Pet Shop Boys just debuted their opera Breaking the Code (yes, opera) about the man.Theater Mania there's a stage adaptation of
07/24/2014 06:12:05 AM
Anne Marie here, writing from the Big Daddy of all conventions, San Diego Comic Con! For the next four days, over 100,000 geeks and geekettes of all ages will take over downtown San Diego. Haters state that SDCC "sold out" and stopped being about com
07/23/2014 18:40:16 PM
... this is the closest you will ever get to Jake Gyllenhaal's lips.
07/23/2014 15:11:41 PM
Episode 30 of 52:
07/23/2014 14:00:26 PM
Hit Me With Your Best Shot always has to step aside for the utter madness of Fall Festivals and Awards Season. It will return for a sixth season next March. So join in now while we're still rolling and see how much fun it is over the course of the ne
07/23/2014 11:44:04 AM
The Imitation Game trailer was released a few days ago, I think, but I'm just now breaking its code. If your patience has expired waiting for me to Yes No Maybe So this, that makes you Charles Dance. Nobody wants to be Charles Dance! He will never un
07/23/2014 09:00:52 AM
There's been a snafu with my TIFF credentials so I'm currently in limbo. Therefore today's listing is not an 'OMG Look What Prezzies I Get in September' humble brag, merely today's listing. Which of these 46 films hitting Toronto (not a complete list
07/22/2014 21:00:30 PM
Each week we pick a film and ask brave cinephiles to choose what they think of as its Best Shot. Next Tuesday is Ingmar Bergman's Oscar winner for Best Cinematography Cries & Whispers (1973) but before we get to that dying sister merriment, let's tra
07/22/2014 18:40:07 PM
Formless void and darkness. And then light, blinding light. Jonathan Glazer and his gifted cinematographer Daniel Landin present them in that Biblical order. They toy with them for the remainder of
07/22/2014 15:00:21 PM
50 years ago today Marnie (1964) hit movie theaters and, as quite a divisive picture in the Hitchock filmography, ended one of the most beloved perfect runs that any filmmaker has accomplished in the history of ever
07/22/2014 12:16:26 PM
We're giving 1973 some context as we approach the Smackdown. Here's Matthew Eng on an Altman film.
There’s an unmistakable sense of nostalgia that permeates Robert Altman’s seldom-seen 1973 neo-noir
07/22/2014 10:00:50 AM
With Sandra Bullock's 50th birthday approaching we'll be looking at a few of her films. Here's Andrew Kendall on a little discussed '98 picture. - Ed.
Is it strange that when asked to celebrate Sandra Bullock’s birthday with a film from her
07/22/2014 07:34:07 AM
Happy 50th to the enduring character actor and one man show trouper John Leguizamo. He has his first (film) hit in years this summer as part of the ensemble of Chef and he's arguably even its secret weapon; his cheerful sideline energy helps cut the
07/21/2014 23:14:12 PM
Here's Adam, who is still on the death march to True Blood's final episode.
This weekend's episode of True Blood took place almost entirely at Sookie's house as assorted Bon Tempser forced a celebration of life on the grieving fairy.
07/21/2014 20:23:19 PM
Alexa here, back from vacation with an atypical Curio. I was very saddened at the news of James Garner's passing. While I am a fan of many of his films (The Americanization of Emily ranks especially high), he is primarily remembered from television,
07/21/2014 15:44:29 PM
Guardian Tim Robey has a lovely tribute to TV & film star James Garner (RIP) who I'll always remember best for Murphy's Romance and Victor/Victoria in the 1980sPajiba I'm more of a cat person but this gallery of big celebrities with tiny dogs is ador
07/21/2014 14:37:22 PM
Regular ContributorTFE is looking for a new regular with a focus on current cinema / movie news. Must have your own voice but one that still fits with the general tone of the site (i.e. serious about cinema but never at the expense of having fun & vi
07/21/2014 11:05:48 AM
JA from MNPP here - what with The Film Experience turning its eyes towards the year that was 1973 this month I kind of feel it's my duty as the horror-genre drum-beater in residence to pick up the baton (ahh, delicious scrambled metaphors) and race u
07/21/2014 08:00:22 AM
Amir here and I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore. There is no Marvel movie in theatres at the moment but the world is anticipating Guardians of the Galaxy
07/20/2014 22:09:54 PM
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
07/20/2014 09:00:28 AM
Mary Steenburgen is always the boss of you.
(Great Moments in Screen Bitchery #1051: Mary Steenburgen in The Help)
07/19/2014 19:00:44 PM
July's heat has slowed us down a bit here at TFE (I'm actually at the beach as you read this) but if you haven't been popping in each day you might've missed some goodies. Herewith a baker's dozen of the most popular and/or best posts from the past c
07/19/2014 07:42:17 AM
Amir here, to welcome you to another edition of Team Top Ten, a poll of all of the website’s contributors. The topic du jour given that it's Emmy season is Best Films
07/18/2014 16:45:00 PM
Glenn here. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been receiving a lot of attention lately. For good reason too, I should say, even if I don’t quite agree that it is the transcendental experience that many others think. (Nor do I think those op
07/18/2014 14:33:58 PM
Acronym Attack! Yes No Maybe So is not a comprehensive series and we cherry pick the trailers we want to discuss and watch. But sometimes we aren't trying to throw shade by ignoring them. They just get released on the wrong days. For instance, what w
07/18/2014 10:02:00 AM
Are you picking a "Best Shot" for next Tuesday? The more eyeballs the better.
07/18/2014 10:00:13 AM
The chart updates continue. I've been thinking a lot about Foxcatcher and Love is Strange and whether or not Sony Pictures Classics will have the guts to campaign all four of those male leads as leads. Essentially they'd be asking for 80% of the cate
07/18/2014 08:23:31 AM
Anna Kendrick posted this last night, with this note:
All these bitches wrap tomorrow and leave me behind...... I totally H
07/17/2014 23:40:08 PM
Tim here. During this week’s edition of Hit Me with Your Best Shot, it came as, I assume, no real surprise that my pick came from the animated Batman feature, Mask of the Phantasm. But it’s not just a fixed obsession with animation that l
07/17/2014 19:50:15 PM
Complex imagining TV prequels to movies. Hilarious. The description of "Kramer Loves Kramer" is priceless.New Republic "I don't f***ing care if you like it." an excellent piece on gender politics in the now with framing guest appearance by Amy Poehle
07/17/2014 15:15:34 PM
When Colleen Donaghy died on 30 Rock
07/17/2014 12:36:38 PM
What's on your cinematic mind? Discuss as I finish a few more Oscar charts.
Anyone know which Manhattan movie theater this is? I thought Film Forum at first but the building next to it looks wrong.
I woke up thinking about Ingmar Bergman movies becau
07/17/2014 07:06:33 AM
07/17/2014 01:02:55 AM
Are you picking a "Best Shot" for next Tuesday? The more eyeballs the better.
07/16/2014 19:00:48 PM
You might have thought you were done discussing these but I'm just getting around to posting about them, so don't shut your trap just yet. Here's five stories that we didn't get to in anything like a timely fashion but so what? Time is a flat circle.
07/16/2014 16:35:17 PM
Salon Nathan Rabin apologies for coining the term "Manix Pixie Dream Girl" (Must Read!)Dazed Director David Gordon Green cites 10 new directors we should all familiarize ourselves with including the directors of Land Ho! and Blue Ruin two acclaimed i
07/16/2014 11:20:54 AM
Episode 29 of 52:
07/16/2014 08:40:01 AM
abstew here. This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the my favorite movies growing up,
07/15/2014 21:00:23 PM
Hit Me With Your Best Shot returns from its June hiatus for a 75th celebration of the masked vigilante with a thing for winged rodents (here's the future schedule - next week is Under the Skin). We asked anyone who wanted to play to pick a theatrical
07/15/2014 16:25:42 PM
The power of list compels me! Yes, yes, I need to move on from halfway mark madness (we've previously covered best visuals, best acting, best sounds, and best movies) since they're already out of date and it's been so busy what with chart updates (in
07/15/2014 12:43:46 PM
Queen of the Desert, Werner Herzog's biopic on Gertrud Bell starring Nicole Kidman wrapped filming in March. Though it's still looking for a distributor it looks like post-production is all done since producers are tweeting about the final cut and ca
07/15/2014 09:10:59 AM
Adam is back to talk True Blood as it continues on its death march to the finale.
Ladies and gents, True Blood. Is. Back. Watching this week’s episode filled me with the same amount of giddy joy I felt when I had a bad day at work and came h
07/14/2014 18:00:24 PM
...Or, as I call them: Catwoman (1992) --what? the names not taken since there is no other movie none nuh-uh called this -- and The Joker (2008).
Yes, it's true I intended to watch all 8 Bat Movies before the big event tomorrow night (pick a Bat-Film
07/14/2014 15:33:51 PM
John August Gregory Maguire (author of the novel "Wicked") looks at the original screenplay of The Wizard of Oz (1939)Tom Huller look at this amazing commissioned poster for Dawn of the Planet of the ApesErik Lundegaard the first "Best Shot" entry el
07/14/2014 12:00:47 PM
JA from MNPP here with this week's new drug (sorry I've been listening to a lot of Huey Lewis and the News these days - I consider their album Sports to be their finest acheivement, don't you?) aka another round of "Beauty Vs Beast."
Here's the deal
07/14/2014 09:25:01 AM
In this special edition of the podcast, Nathaniel welcomes two Katharine Hepburn buffs Nick Davis and Anne Marie Kelly to talk about their (shared) first Actress Obsession. Naturally Kate the Great isn't the only diva that finds her way into the conv
07/13/2014 23:04:27 PM
The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '73
07/13/2014 15:00:19 PM
Given that Handsome Joe Canada (aka Amir) is too busy with World Cup mania to grace us with his presence today, I Nathaniel am here for your weekly look at the profit margin side of things. But mostly to ask you the sturdy comment question:
07/13/2014 12:25:43 PM
Of the. of the. of the. Help, stuck in a prepositional loop! I regret to inform that there is no full review of
07/12/2014 23:23:33 PM
Remember when Lee Pace and Amy Adams played the romantic leads in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
07/12/2014 13:27:35 PM
Luise Rainer is now on Spotify with numbers from The Great Ziegfeld. And she's still alive to see it!Vox this is why (well, one of the reasons) Emmy nominations are always so disappointing/strange: behold the labyrinthine nomination processOverland G
07/12/2014 08:58:01 AM
Apologies for my radio silence yesterday. Off my game I was for the entire day plus which means I'm know 36 hours behind on writing projects. Hooray. Nevertheless, because Emmy nominations are still very much on my mind after the initial response and
07/10/2014 20:00:03 PM
Tim here. We’re celebrating 1973 at the Film Experience all throughout July, and in terms of animation, that can mean one of only two things: the Czech-French allegorical science fiction film Fantastic Planet, a peculiar head trip of a movie ma
07/10/2014 16:00:57 PM
Are you getting restless about all these halfway posts? We're almost done. The Power of List compels me. There's one more halfway post to go that's basically 'The Oscar Charts are Updated!' as the coding problem I mentioned is fixed and the updates a
07/10/2014 13:36:27 PM
If you're a carbon based life form, chances are you feel a certain amount of affection for the opening notes and images of the main title designs of certain TV series. These things have a way of seeping into our DNA.
I cannot watch True Blood's ti
07/10/2014 08:55:45 AM
The Emmy nominations have been announced for your viewing pleasure... unless your favorites were snubbed in which case here's the list to enrage you. Cable continues to ruthlessly dominate making things very hard for network shows - even hits like
07/09/2014 19:08:14 PM
Happy 75th Anniversary to the world's favorite f***ed-up orphan billionaire!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot returns on the evening of July 15th with a special free-for-all episode in which you choose whichever Batman feature film you want to look at and
07/09/2014 13:24:13 PM
Episode 28 of 52:
07/09/2014 10:49:00 AM
Boy Culture counts down 100 best Golden Girls guest spots - movie stars of yore!The Daily Beast has an excellent piece on Tammy and Melissa McCarthy's career and body (also body of work) by Teo BugbeeNew Yorker
07/09/2014 09:08:14 AM
07/08/2014 20:39:16 PM
New Policy. Though The Film Experience invariably prefers teasers to full trailers on account of our spoiler aversion our
07/08/2014 13:22:38 PM
For today's Tuesday Top Ten
07/08/2014 11:08:08 AM
It's been so long since we had a link roundup! You were all partying over the long weekend anyway. But we're back to normal. Please to enjoy these fine, discussable or just fun posts around the web...
Antagony & Ecstasy looks back at Thelma & Louise
07/08/2014 07:55:24 AM
Here's Adam on a show that probably should have ended a couple of years ago but finally has its eviction notice -Editor
It’s been seven years and we’re finally (almost) to the end. I don’t know how many people of you have stuck wit
07/07/2014 18:07:31 PM
Having covered the most astounding visuals from the first half of 2014 let's move on to Sound. This is when I suddenly become shy, mutable, and tongue-tied as a critic. You may read this post at any decibel level but please know that I'm whispering i
07/07/2014 13:51:52 PM
Before the holiday weekend we wondered what AMPAS voters might latch on to had they had to vote right then on the Oscars. It was a hypothetical exercize since we all know the studios backload the year and 85% of the intended contenders for "best" hon
07/07/2014 10:49:19 AM
JA from MNPP here - The year 2014 is halfway over and since Nathaniel seems to be having fun listing his picks for "the best of so-far" I felt like joining in - my favorite movie of the year here at the half-point is Denis Villeneuve's doppleganger c
07/06/2014 18:29:02 PM
Amir here with the weekend’s box office report. ‘twas quite a sad one at the multiplex; Positive adjectives were hard to come by. Tran4mers topped the charts again, but even that franchise has tired its audience so much that it now lags s
07/04/2014 15:00:02 PM
07/04/2014 11:00:31 AM
An slightly abridged version of this review was originally published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad
One of the best developments of movie advertising this past decade is the use of single scenes as teasers. Remember when The Devil Wears Prada
07/04/2014 09:00:24 AM
I've been holding on to this picture of Sigourney Weaver as "Tuya" from Exodus for a couple of days without any idea what to say about it other than 'thank god Sigourney's signature directors still love her'. Between Ridley Scott (Alien) and James Ca
07/03/2014 21:27:01 PM
Oscar Chart Note: I'm experiencing some coding problems with the charts so I apologize for the update delays. Until it's fixed, please to enjoy this hypothetical discussion as we begin our Halfway Mark Review...
Happy July! We're now officially do
07/03/2014 18:38:11 PM
Tim here. It’s Independence Day weekend here in the States, which means that most of you undoubtedly have something better to do than read about old cartoons. But if I promise to keep things short, hopefully you’ll indulge me in chatting
07/03/2014 14:00:26 PM
It's not every calendar year that an actor gets two titles as diverse as "First Time Filmmaker" and "Hollywood's Hottest Bachelor" but that's just what Joe Manganiello has accomplished in 2014. His male stripper documentary La Bare premiered at Slamd
07/03/2014 11:15:31 AM
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07/03/2014 07:45:48 AM
Hooray. It's time for our weekly dose of hypocrisy. Less than 24 hours ago I suggested you abstain from trailers, and here's a post with not one... not two... not three... but four trailers for you to binge on. It's all for our communal 'Yes No Maybe
07/02/2014 20:00:24 PM
The first half of the 5th season of "Best Shot" began with the most robust participation ever. I hope we can kick it back up to that notch for these final 5-7 episodes. Here's what's on tap so adjust your queues and join the fun...
07/02/2014 14:31:45 PM
Episode 27 of 52:
07/02/2014 11:32:25 AM
Snowpiercer is confrontational and alien even though the faces are welcome and familiar: Chris Evans, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, etcetera....
On my first viewing (there will be another) I tumbled through a cascade of dischordant feelings
07/02/2014 09:37:10 AM
The New Yorker on Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice by Paul Mazursky. I love that movie so muchNYT RIP the influential filmmaker Paul Mazursky (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman, Enemies: A Love Story)
07/02/2014 06:00:23 AM