Noah Berlatsky reflects on James Baldwin’s The Devil Finds Work, a book-length essay on race and America and cinema which movingly demonstrates that analysis of art can be art itself. Who’s the greatest American movie critic? A lot of folks probably would say Pauline Kael or David Bordwell or Manny Farber; some might argue for more academic Read MoreRead More
I went to a Christmas Day screening of Les Miserables. After writing about the lead up and seeing all the behind-the-scenes featurettes, I was excited to see how the amazing production design and the bold experiment of recording live singing would come together. I left the theater that night not totally satisfied but not totally let down either. After a few days of reflection and a little bit of emotional distance, I think I can derive a bit more rationale analysis on the film’s production approach and how it may have contributed to the uneven effect of the film.
If there was ever an example of how important audio is to a film this video titled “Using Your Hearing” about blind film critic Jay Forry is it. The short video was created by Strike Anywhere as a promotion for SNAPSOUND, a Hollywood post production company.Read More
In the season three premiere, co-hosts Steve Weiss and Philip Bloom take on 3 new films: a Clockwork Orange diatribe, an 80s style drama and a true Hollywood short film which will set the bar high for any new filmmaker.Read More
“Gospel John” explores Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow up to Borat – a mockumentary about the titular character Brüno. Check out Brüno on IMDB.com Director: Larry Charles Staring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale Rated: RRead More
“Gospel John” Hess reviews Star Trek, an origins film of the popular science fiction franchise. See Star Trek (2009) on IMDB.com Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Ben Cross, Winona Ryder Studio: Read MoreRead More
“Gospel John” Hess reviews X-Men Origins: Wolverine – the prequel to the X-men Franchise by director Gavin Hood. X-Men Origins: Wolverine on IMDB.com Directed by Gavin Hood Screenplay by: David Benioff and Skip Woods Staring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will i Am, Lynn Collins , Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Taylor Kitsch, Daniel Henney, Read MoreRead More
“Gospel John” Hess reviews Observe and Report a new comedy written and directed by Jody Hill, one of the creators of Foot Fist Way. Observe and Report on IMDB.com Directed and Written by: Jody Hill Staring: Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Peña, Anna Faris, Dan Bakkedahl Release Date: April 10, 2009 MPAA Rating: R Distributed Read MoreRead More
Dragonball:Evolution is based on the 1980′s anime series Dragonball. It is the story of Goku, a young boy raised by his grandfather in the ways of fighting and using his “ki” for energy attacks. The evil Piccolo is scouring the earth for the 7 Dragonballs which he’ll use to make a single wish- to rule Earth. Goku must find a way to stop this menace accompanied by kung fu legend Master Roshi, adventurer Bulma, thief Yamcha, and Goku’s love interest Chi-Chi.
This movie is, in a word, “GARBAGE!”Read More
“Gospel John” Hess takes a look at Watchmen – a new film based on the popular graphic novel. From Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures, Watchmen is directed by 300 director Zack Snyder. Watchmen on IMDB.com Director: Zack Snyder Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse Original Comic Books: Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore Staring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Read MoreRead More
“Gospel John” reviews Friday the 13th – a reboot of the Jason slasher franchise. Friday the 13th on IMDB.com MPAA Rating: R Directed by: Marcus Nispel Written by: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift Starring:Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Derek Mears, Jonathan Sadowski, Julianna Guill Release Date: February 13, 2009 Rating: Read MoreRead More