Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Crap. The Great Gatsby, Reviewed.

1. I'm confused at to what Baz Luhrmann, the crazy over-the-top director of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, would possibly want with The Great Gatsby. Well, I see why he might like it as a theoretical challenge: What ambitious filmmaker (and Luhrmann is nothing if not ambitious) wouldn't want to try to solve the… » 5/08/13 6:13pm 5/08/13 6:13pm

Quentin Tarantino, Slave To His Habits: Django Unchained, Reviewed

1. Django Unchained is giddily entertaining, powerful, confident filmmaking by a guy who keeps finding new tricks up his sleeve with every movie. It's a big, sprawling statement that throws everything at the wall and sees what sticks, which has always been one of the strengths of Quentin Tarantino, one of the reason… » 12/18/12 5:45pm 12/18/12 5:45pm

I'm Worried About Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

It'd be difficult to find a bigger Quentin Tarantino fanboy than I am. It's a little embarrassing, actually; I was one of those nerds posting on alt.fans.tarantino dorkboards the year Justin Bieber was born. (The fact that Google archives Usenet forums from 20 years ago is just cruel.) I think Jackie Brown is… » 6/07/12 6:14pm 6/07/12 6:14pm

Bill Murray As FDR! Anchorman 2! Opulent Melancholy! Your…

In the days before a major holiday, movie news dries up completely. (Unless it's something that's actually genuinely important, like that fact we're gonna have to wait until next year for The Rock and Bruce Willis to be in a movie together.) But before Memorial Day, studios start unveiling a ton of new trailers, which… » 5/24/12 5:38pm 5/24/12 5:38pm