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
What if you made a great movie and nobody came?
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From True Crime Docs to Pitch-Black Comedy: The Most Fascinating Movies of This Year’s New York Film Festival
Fifteen days after its pontiff-prompted late kickoff, the 53rd annual New York Film Festival drew to a close yesterday. It was a festival of splashy debuts, quiet discoveries, and unexpected mourning, with a slate that ran the gamut from IMAX 3D spectacle to intimate home movie. Your correspondent didn’t see as much as I’d have like to — you rarely do — but here are a few films to keep an eye on in the weeks and months to come.
It’s a film about Miles Davis—and not about him, as it manufactures situations from whole cloth, jettisons huge swaths of his life, and basically focuses (much like last spring’s Love and Mercy) on two moments in his life, interspersed. This unconventional approach is both the movie’s blessing and its curse; it’s what makes it unique, while simultaneously blunting its effect. …Read More
Considering we’re entering the thick of Serious Movie Season, it’s a pretty lightweight week at the multiplex, thanks to a couple of empty spectacles. But larger markets are also getting several fine indies and one of the best flicks of the fall thus far.
“Why would the ‘E’ be like that?”
The film, which screened as the Centerpiece selection of the New York Film Festival last weekend, is a reminder of Sorkin’s true gifts as a dramatist; it also boasts a crackerjack ensemble cast, subtle yet substantial direction by Boyle, and a welcome explosion of exceedingly tedious biopic …Read More