John Podhoretz reviews Batman vs. Superman. He does not like it. At all. The review is brilliant in conveying his dislike.
Interesting seven-minute interview with an outstanding actress.
Opens today and looks good.
I'm not a big fan of the Coen Brothers' work--but No Country for Old Men was really unusual and interesting--but this seven-minute video on one of their key techniques was fun to watch.
Evidence that for many modern movies the best couple of minutes are in the trailer. (You'll notice a common feature in most of the "winners".)
Video of scenes from Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, The Breakfast Club, and others.
There's a whole lot of musical talent in the Newman family.
Including this bit I didn't know: "Car manufacturers got in on it a long time ago. Virtual vehicles are easier to light and keep clean, and don’t reflect camera crews, which is why most car ads haven’t featured real cars for years."
Kevin D. Williamson nicely analyzes the #OscarsSoWhite kerfuffle. I especially like this bit:
Ice Cube, a black rapper and actor who is in the interesting position of having this year produced a well-regarded film about his own career starring his son as himself, scoffed at the controversy, with some appreciation for the fact that being a movie star is a pretty good life, regardless of whether one is celebrated at the very pinnacle of celebrity culture: “It’s like crying about not having enough icing on your cake,” Mr. Cube said. “It’s just ridiculous.”
And if you happened to miss it, also see big Liberal Bill Maher's explanation of the phenomenon.
12.5 minutes of excerpts from fine movies. Layer Cake and The Boiler Room are inspired choices.