Hateful Eight is the second film in recent months – after Bone Tomahawk, out this week on DVD and Blu-ray – to find a gloriously hairy Russell making his way through a Western tale. There’s something about the actor that just seems right in these films, that makes him fit there in a way few modern actors do. …Read More
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Anomalisa is a difficult film to write about in great depth, at least in an advance-review sort of capacity, because so much of what makes it remarkable comes in the individual viewer’s discoveries. …Read More
“Not so fast,” intones a key character, later in the picture. “We’ll get there. Let’s slow it down, let’s slow it way down.” That’s not just dialogue in The Hateful Eight; that’s a guiding principle. …Read More
And now it gets heavy. December is when the big guns come out, both at the multiplex and the art house, as awards season is in full swing and distributors …Read More
The National Board of Review, the 106-year-old organization of New York-based film writers, filmmakers, and cinema experts, has announced its best films of 2015 — and true to their reputation, there are some surprises in the mix.
“What is it to be human?” asks a human character — represented as a puppet — at the beginning of the trailer for Charlie Kauffman’s upcoming film, Anomalisa.
Despite the fact that the next season of Twin Peaks — and the first in 25 years — is currently in production for Showtime, the full cast of the fervently awaited project has not been revealed, with announcements about players — new and old — seemingly coming out one by one.
Yes, that’s right, our top two recommended new releases this week are a hard R-rated drugs and hip-hop comedy and a quintessential Disney movie, whaddaya want, our tastes are eclectic. But there is a thread connecting them: one was a ‘90s favorite, and the other is singularly obsessed with that era. Also on the shelf this week: a Sundance sensation, an early effort from one of our favorite filmmakers, and a whole mess of free flicks on YouTube.
Let’s make it plain: it’s not like anyone needed any particular push to get excited for The Hateful Eight.