When Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring made its way into theaters in summer 2013, it had already been preceded by a Lifetime movie. I went into this anniversary (six months late) not knowing how I would feel about it all these years later. On the one hand, Coppola is a brilliant filmmaker, having won an Oscar for Lost in Translation. And yet, watching years later, it doesn’t really work for me. While it premiered at…"The Bling Ring: Emma Watson Can’t Save the Film"
A movie about Priscilla Presley, Priscilla, arrives in theaters just over a year and change after an Elvis Presley biopic was released. After last year’s film, it’s inevitable that someone is going to splice together an edit out of both movies. It’s pretty common for a year to have two different disaster thrillers about the same disaster. This instance is different in that it’s not a disaster thriller. Nor is this film coming out the…"Priscilla: The Other Half of Elvis"
The Godfather Trilogy makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD in celebration of The Godfather marking its 50th anniversary since the 1972 release. “I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic…"The Godfather Trilogy Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Newly restored and edited, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone marks the definitive ending of the saga. Maybe it is because I was younger but I don’t remember the third film being so bad. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure if I did see the third film. I would need to ask my uncle since he owned the first two films on VHS. In reading over Wikipedia, I…"Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone"
Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola reteams with her Lost in Translation star, Bill Murray, in the recently premiered On the Rocks. The gist of the film is that Laura (Rashida Jones) and her father, Felix (Bill Murray), want to know if Laura’s husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans) is having an affair. This is the basic plot of On the Rocks. Honestly, this is all you need to know about the film because Coppola takes us on a…"On the Rocks Reteams Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray"
The Beguiled may be a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name but the acting performances are so strong in this psychological thriller that it almost doesn’t even matter. Written for the screen and directed by Sofia Coppola from the book written by Thomas Cullinan, the period drama stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard, and Addison Riecke all play boarding school students. Three…"The Beguiled: Strong Performances in Civil War Drama"