As Terrence Malick stays aloof from the fray, the debate over his Art rages on: Does the Emperor have no clothes, or is he resplendent in ermine-lined royal finery? I’ve long been inclined towards the latter answer and, much to my surprise, someone was paying attention to my exhortations. Last Tuesday, at 12:38 EST, I received a phone call from an unlisted number. A muffled voice, possibly speaking through a handkerchief, asked me if I would be interested in “Talking … Read More
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What’s going on in the Monkey Biz this September?
Here’s your Top 10 roundup in this month’s movie business news to date:
1. As per usual, September kicked off sans bang with a lackluster Labor Day weekend, with The Possession hauling in $21.1M and Lawless making $12.9M. Even though The Possession‘s haul was a bit off from recent Lionsgate horror flicks (like The Last Exorcism), it still had one of the best debuts … Read More
The campaign is over. Oscar ballots were due last night at 5:00PM, and the envelopes that arrive late because of the President’s Day holiday will simply be tossed aside. At this very moment, men and women toil away, counting votes in the old-fashioned style, surrounded and monitored by security that parallels the President’s.
Shortly before I filed last week’s column, the social media feed overflowed with news of the removal of Jim “J.” Hoberman from the payroll of The Village Voice, the free weekly whose freelance budget has kept me off welfare since 2007 and where Hoberman has been on staff since 1983.
The Tree of Life is in select theaters now. Over at Reverse Shot, we’ve curated a week’s worth of essays on different aspects of the film. You can see my thoughts on Darwin, Malick and Mike and the Mechanics, as well as four other takes here.
Run, don’t walk!
So, remember how just yesterday I wrote that I was headed off to see Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and that’d I’d have some preliminary thoughts up today.
Well, I lied. But not on purpose! In the wake of a film like TTOL, my initial idea of sketching out ten or so initial ideas in brief seems pretty lame. Writing at all about the film before seeing it … Read More
My most anticipated film of 2011, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, premiered this morning at the Cannes Film Festival. I’ve thus far managed to avoid reading any tweets or blog coverage, but I feel like it’s only a matter of time before I stumble onto something that ruins what will surely be a big, wonderful cinematic surprise.
Thankfully, this post is set to publish as I sit down to an … Read More