The latest Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon, could have really benefited from an intermission with its lengthy run time. I’ve been struggling what to say about the new Scorsese film for the better part of the month. It is a very long film–running nearly 3.5 hours long. Honestly, I don’t blame the theaters that decided to give it an intermission. Personally speaking, I’d have done the same if I were watching the…"Killers of the Flower Moon Needed An Intermission"
While Steve Nebraska was Shohei Ohtani before Ohtani became a baseball legend, The Scout touches on mental health in baseball. The Scout has its roots in an article written by Spink Award winner Roger Angell in The New Yorker. Once optioned by Andrew Bergman’s producing partner, it went through a number of rewrites and actors between 1983 and the theatrical release in 1994. It’s hard to imagine Peter Falk, Walter Matthau, or Rodney Dangerfield in…"The Scout Touches On Mental Health In Baseball"
With the launch of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, awards season is officially upon us in the newest Oscars Watch column. I’m not attending Venice or Telluride but I will be on the ground during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Judging by their pedigrees, a number of films have an opportunity to break out as a Best Picture contender. Nobody wants to enter the fest season with a highly anticipated film and end up turning…"Oscars Watch: Awards Season Is Upon Us"
The Toronto International Film Festival announced that Brendan Fraser will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance. TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey announced this morning that the actor would be honored for his performance in A24’s coming film, The Whale. The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The TIFF Tribute Award for…"Brendan Fraser To Receive TIFF Tribute Award for Performance"
Watch out for that tree! George of the Jungle marks its 25th anniversary since the TV series was adapted for the big screen in 1997. Brendan Fraser is experiencing something of a renaissance right now with appearances in films directed by both Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese. The actor broke into film with leading roles in the early 1990s. However, it wasn’t until George of the Jungle that he started seeing returns at the box…"George of the Jungle Marks 25th Anniversary"
Steven Soderbergh is back with the Ed Solomon-scripted No Sudden Move but the lens choices are distracting to watch on a flat screen. On paper, this sounds like a fine film. In terms of execution, there are some rather distracting decisions being made. The lens choices just didn’t work with regards to home viewing. When they moved the dolly in order to follow the movement, it made for some distractions when the picture moved. It…"No Sudden Move: Lens Choices Don’t Work Well"