The Halloween weekend marked the lowest total box office of the year—even lower that first weekend in September that was topped by that “faith-based” movie you still haven’t heard of. So what happened? Well… …Read More
David Gordon Green
We have, after all, been told that this is a dramatization of that 2005 documentary, and thus expect a straight-up adaptation along the lines of The Walk, Rescue Dawn, or Devil’s Knot. Turns out, the credit is correct: the new Crisis, while “suggested” by the old one, is very much its own (fictional) story, it’s own thing with its own style. …Read More
Even though we’re over a year away from the next national election, political content is dominating the news these days, so it is no surprise that this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is loaded with political films. …Read More
David Gordon Green’s newest film, Our Brand is Crisis, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and a trailer was just released in advance of the screening.
David Gordon Green Will Direct ‘Stronger,’ Based on Jeff Bauman’s Account of the Boston Marathon Bombing
Pineapple Express and George Washington director David Gordon Green is now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, directing Stronger, a film about the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013.
“Let’s Use That Success to Take the Next Risk”: David Gordon Green on His Odd Career, Directing Legends, and ‘Manglehorn’
For a journalist, there’s nothing worse than a cell phone that craps out in the middle of an interview, and that’s exactly what happened about five minutes into my conversation with David Gordon Green.
There was a time, and not long ago, when the hotter months were a little cold at the art house — when indie distributors seemingly didn’t want to get flattened by the behemoths of the summer movie season. But a few years back, some of them seemed to realize that grown-ups also enjoy a nice air-conditioned theater, as well as a movie where flesh-and-blood people talk to each other. So the summer season has become nearly as crowded for indie cinema as for the mainstream; this month, we’ve got 11 recommendations for you, and this is just a handful of the indies, docs, and foreign films that will hit cinemas and VOD in …Read More
This Friday, just like the first weekend of every May since 2007, a new movie based on a Marvel comic book will open in thousands of theaters across the country, will make all the money, and will serve as the official starter pistol for summer movie season. And for many a seasoned moviegoer, that’s a cue for despair; after all, summer has become synonymous with big, bloated, stupid blockbusters of the Transformers school. And make no mistake, there’s plenty of those on the runway this season (how ya doin’, Terminator Genisys, it’s pretty funny that you’re actually going with that spelling). But don’t go into cinematic hibernation just yet; there’s also a steady stream of first-rate indie-flick counterprogramming on the runway, and some of the big movies actually sound pretty good. So, as a public service to you, the discerning moviegoer, we’ve assembled a month-by-month look at what might actually be worth your time and …Read More
A new year is upon us, and a peek ahead at 2015’s cinematic offerings is… well, kinda depressing. As you peruse the many 2015 preview pieces on movie sites, there’s a noticeable sameness — namely because they’re chock full of sequels. And some of those sequels (The Avengers, Mad Max, The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect, Magic Mike, Mission: Impossible, and, yes, Star Wars) might be great! But their domination of said lists speaks to the weakness of said lists; we’re banking anticipation almost exclusively on known quantities, from earlier films and filmmakers. And with Sundance and the rest of the spring festivals still on the horizon, we can’t yet guess at the smaller sleepers. BUT, nonetheless, we present this look at a few slightly off-the-grid and out-of-the-box movies that might be worth talking about this …Read More