This roundup is in addition to full TIFF 2011 reviews of Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, and discussion of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin in Girls on Film.
Your Sister’s Sister
Your Sister’s Sister is simple, but not in any reductive way. Much… Continue reading Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter
What’s the top-grossing film directed by a woman? (Hint: It’s not ‘Big’ or ‘You’ve Got Mail’ or ‘It’s Complicated,’ and it’s certainly not ‘The Hurt Locker.’)
Give up? It’s ‘Kung Fu Panda 2.’ As Entertainment Weekly’s Inside Movies blog notes, Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s summer 2011 cartoon hit has grossed $ 637.6 million worldwide, beating the record set by Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ ($… Continue reading The Smurf Ghetto: Hollywood's New Glass Ceiling for Women Directors
Glenn Ficarra (on the right) and John Requa (on the left) established themselves as go-to screenwriters in Hollywood by being able to switch gears from family fare like Cats & Dogs to the absolutely raunchiest and filthiest type of humor in the surprise hit Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton. They’ve bounced back and forth over the years, but in 2009, they made the move to… Continue reading Exclusive: The Directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love.
SPAWN – DVD MovieAfter being murdered for quitting his role as a ruthless yet moral government assassin, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is sent to Hell, where he makes a pact with the demon Malebolgia–if Simmons is allowed see his lover, Wanda, again, he will agree… Continue reading Spawn - The Director's Cut (New Line Platinum Series) Reviews
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In the aftermath of Judgment Day and the machine takeover, resistance leader John Connor (Christian Bale) must counter Skynet’s plan to terminate mankind. Rallying his underground street fighters for a last, desperate battle, he realizes that to save the future he… Continue reading Terminator Salvation: Director's Cut (Limited Edition Skull Case) [Blu-ray]