Have you ever wondered what you would ask Woody Allen if you were given the chance? Time took 10 questions from their readers and posed them to Allen in the following interview.
Greenberg is the new film by Noah Baumbach. Baumbach’s 2005 feature, The Squid and the Whale, made my short list of the best films of the last decade.
There is something special about Good Night, and Good Luck that separates it from other modern movies. It is presented in black and white, but I don’t think that is one of the film’s defining features. Black and white in this day and age suggest a commitment to a vision. Filmmakers could almost always make more money with a color film; however, they occasionally choose not to take the easy path.
Unlike those films, The Hangover has a perfect understanding of levity. Characters in The Hangover treat events as if they are really happening. Their reactions seem genuine.
Every TV spot and billboard has pitched Funny People as a laugh out loud event, in the vein of Apatow’s previous films, but Funny People is nothing like them.
Tetro is the spiritual continuation of a career that began with The Rain People. Coppola based Tetro, like The Rain People, on an original screenplay. People arrived to see the director of The Godfather. They weren’t actually interested in the other films that make up the body of his work.
Humpday is centered around the effects of a single situation. Two old friends, one a married man, the other an explorer/artist, decide to make an amateur porn film that is beyond gay. The aforementioned film would feature the two of them, two straight guys, having sex. This idea inevitably leads to conflict.
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh is another entry in a growing sub-genre of independent films that grew in popularity after the release of Garden State, the indie angst film.
Michael Mann ignores the established language of cinema. For as long as film has existed people have added to the artistic medium, but Mann ignores the contributions others have made to cinema. Public Enemies is the third film since Mann remade his style.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a return to innocence. For the first time in a long time the protagonists are given time to play.
The newest film in the Star Trek universe is a prequel detailing the early days of James T. Kirk and his crew, which brings the Trek universe full circle. The newest film, simply entitled Star Trek is a visual spectacle; candy for the eyes.