Pauline Kael is having a moment. The legendary New Yorker movie critic is the focus of three new books — an anthology of her work, a biography, and a memoir by one of her disciples — and the topic of debate among fellow movie critics and pundits at film festival panels. Not bad for a woman who passed away 10 years ago and… Continue reading Who Was Pauline Kael and Why Does She Still Matter?
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The Internet is abuzz over comments made by Disney Animation chief technical officer Andy Hendrickson at the Siggraph business conference last week. His matter-of-fact assessment of movie business priorities confirmed what Hollywood’s most cynical observers have always suspected: story doesn’t matter and they don’t care if you know it, because all they care about is getting your money.
“A tentpole film is one where you can seed the desire… Continue reading Disney Exec Admits Story Doesn't Matter In Movies; Have You Proven Him Correct?
“Matter Fisher” is a fascinating animated short film by English animator David Prosser, which was honored with a 2011 BAFTA nomination in the Short Animation category. The animation made its online debut this week; the film captures the expressive nature of sketching and combines it with the environmental depth of 3D. It tells the story of a serendipitous journey in which a fisherman is united with… Continue reading Matter Fisher: A Lone Fisherman Encounters a Ravenous Ball of Matter
Holy Wars starts with the old adage about how talking politics and religion in a public setting is kind of a social no-no, considering all the different viewpoints and belief systems out there that often are diametrically opposed to each other. And flying in the face of that concept are the two subjects of this documentary’s focus – young evangelical Christian Aaron Taylor and converted Muslim… Continue reading Florida Film Festival 2011 movie review: A Matter of Taste
"A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt is about a decade in the life of the titular chef, starting out in December 2001 when he was a young and promising new chef and going through the ups and downs of his career as he dedicates his existence to making great food. Going into the movie, I figured that Liebrandt would obviously be a fantastic chef… Continue reading Florida Film Festival 2011 movie review - A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt