Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Interview: The 25,000 Mile Love Story’s Star and Filmmakers

From 2000 to 2005, Swiss endurance athlete Serge Roetheli and his wife Nicole traveled 25,000 miles around the world, from Europe, down around Africa, across the Middle East and South Asia, through East Asia and Australia, then over to South America and up into North America before finishing up back in Europe. The catch? Serge […]

Interview: The Armstrong Lie Writer-director Alex Gibney

Documentarian Alex Gibney has made a name for himself by examining the murky morality of our leaders and institutions. His films’ topics have included the Bush Administration’s war in Iraq (2007’s Taxi to the Dark Side), the scandals that brought down political figures (2010’s Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer and Casino […]

Theriously, Whath’s Up With Thor?

(Don’t complain about the title – I came this close to using “I Just Flew in from Asgard and Boy are My Arms Thor!” Consider yourselves lucky.) When you stop and think about it, little about Thor the Comic-book Superhero makes sense. (By that I mean little about Thor the character makes sense—nothing at all […]

Interview: The Motel Life Co-directors Alan and Gabe Polsky

Brothers Alan and Gabe Polsky made their mark in 2009 producing Werner Herzog and Nicholas Cage’s fairly awesome (and I’m so not kidding about that) Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. But what the brothers really wanted to do was direct, and this month brings to theaters and VOD their directorial debut The Motel […]

Ender’s Game: Playing at Shock and Awe

I was struggling a bit with my reactions to the new film adaptation of Ender’s Game. No, not because of the loud, kinda silly, kinda self-righteous, kinda deserved finger wagging and soap-boxing about novel author Orson Scott Card’s outspoken anti-gay brain vomitings. (To be clear, Card’s views on marriage equality deserve derision and mockery, but […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf