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Two years ago, AMC made a deal to develop a series based on Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1974 film The Conversation . That show still hasn't materialized, but with Rubicon , AMC has now brought us a drama with a similar premise.
AMC crosses Rubicon
| July 30, 2010
Film: Universal Bites Jaws Into Vineyard
Gov. Sargent posed for the photos on a pier in Edgartown, preparing to let fly a bottle of vintage California champagne against the hill of the Orca, a pleasure craft transformed into a Nova Scotian Trawler to be used in Universal's production of Jaws.
"All is grist to their mill."
| June 19, 2009
William Friedkin at the Harvard Film Archive
However we may still praise, and therefore bury, the American New Wave, we do still run the genuine risk of slipping down the wormhole slicked by present-moment techno obsessions and amnesiac entertainment-media narcissism.
William Friedkin, the New Hollywood’s most daring pulp-realist provocateur.
| February 10, 2009
EXCERPT: The Conversation
Peter Keough discusses how The Conversation is a B List movie.
| October 30, 2008
During the great American renaissance period in movies, Hollywood was in the hands of the counterculture.
Arthur Penn at the Harvard Film Archive
| January 29, 2008
Slavoj Zizek, the fuzzy-bearded Slovenian philosopher, seems a fun guy.
Slavoj Zizek at Harvard, Bergman on Fårö
| April 03, 2007
Wolfgang Petersen gets his feet wet again ( Das Boot , The Perfect Storm ) with this remake of the 1972 disaster flick The Poseidon Adventure .
Fun with a streamlined cast
| February 20, 2007
Better than good
A couple of weeks back, in a small bar in Brooklyn, I witnessed an unlikely and wonderful collaboration. George Pelecanos reads an excerpt from The Night Gardener
George Pelecanos’s sweet Night
| August 22, 2006
Lex marks the spot
What makes Lex Luthor tick? ThePhoenix.com interviews Superman’s newest enemy. Reinventing the steel: A behind-the-scenes report from Superman Returns. By Mike Cotton
Kevin Spacey sets his sight on Superman Returns
| June 14, 2006
Reinventing the steel
Lex Luthor, dressed like a pimp, is chasing Superman around in a golf cart — and they aren’t even on the set yet. Lex marks the spot: Kevin Spacey sets his sight on Superman Returns. By Mike Cotton
A behind-the-scenes report from Superman Returns
| June 14, 2006
The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
| May 26, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
| April 19, 2006
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