Categories
Film Comment

A lifetime in the moment – actor Robert Duvall

A lifetime in the moment – actor Robert Duvall – Interview Gavin Smith IF ANY ACTOR could be said to be incapable of a false moment, it’s Robert Duvall. Duvall carries his profound talent lightly, with a master’s relaxed assurance and effortless authority. Look at any Duvall performance and you’ll see that it has no […]

Categories
Film Comment

Interview with the Vampire.

Interview with the Vampire. – movie reviews Kathleen Murphy A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is, any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff […]

Categories
Film Comment

Splendor in the Short Grass: a Grover Lewis Reader

Splendor in the Short Grass: a Grover Lewis Reader Chris Chang Splendor in the Short Grass: A Grover Lewis Reader edited by Jan Reid and W.K. Stratton University of Texas Press, $24.95 Hanging with Jack Nicholson and Milos Forman on the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Graver Lewis, reporting for Rolling Stone, […]

Categories
Film Comment

The Latest Video And Dvd Releases By Gavin Smith

The Latest Video And Dvd Releases By Gavin Smith – Brief Article Nicole Armour Detroit Rock City (Adam Rifkin, 99 + 15 min. new scenes) — New Line $24.98 Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, China, 94, dir’s cut, 172 min.) — Buena Vista $29.99 Grey Owl (Attenborough, 99) — Col/TriStar $24.95 Hangmen Also Die! (Lang, […]

Categories
Film Comment

Rize, celebrity photographer David LaChapelles’ first feature, testifies to the universality of star power

Absolutely fabulous: Rize, celebrity photographer David LaChapelles’ first feature, testifies to the universality of star power Wesley Morris Content not available due to copyright restrictions. COPYRIGHT 2005 Film Society of Lincoln Center COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group

Categories
Film Comment

Indecent exposures – Festivals: Sundance – 2002 Sundance Film Festival

Indecent exposures – Festivals: Sundance – 2002 Sundance Film Festival – Brief Article Gavin Smith It’s no revelation that the rhetoric surrounding indie film has become virtually meaningless in the last ten years or so. All the same, the seemingly infinite permutations in the co-opting of the word “independent” can still occasionally produce a frisson—or […]

Categories
Film Comment

Find Articles 404 File not found

Please click your back button and try another article. If you’d like to forge ahead here are some ideas: Reload the current page to see if a temporary issue has been resolved Be sure that the page address in the address bar is spelled correctly Return to the referring page to try another link Use […]

Categories
Film Comment

Makhmalbaf: the figure in the carpet

Makhmalbaf: the figure in the carpet – Iranian film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf Godfrey Cheshire Though far removed from Hitchcock’s jokey obsessiveness, Mohsen Makhmalbaf makes occasional appearances in his own films. In Two Sightless Eyes (83), the second of four early features he made as an adherent of Islamic fundamentalism, he plays a revolutionary cleric, gaunt, […]

Categories
Film Comment

Glass houses – director Kon Ichikawa

Glass houses – director Kon Ichikawa – Statistical Data Included Moller Olaf Scorned in the East, forgotten in the West, the once-legendary Kon Ichikawa ignores his critics and continues to do what he does best: make films, remake films, and hold a mirror up to Japanese tradition. Olaf Moller finds the true auteur in the […]

Categories
Film Comment

American Psycho. – Review

American Psycho. – Review – movie review Gavin Smith Mary Harron, USA, 2000 The prospect of a film of Bret Easton Ellis’s notorious 1991 novel American Psycho seemed less than bright. Ellis’s first-person narrative entrusts the reader with the tedious confidences of Patrick Bateman, an emptyheaded, solipsistic Wall Street preppie/yuppie whose mindless lifestyle of compulsive […]