"DISCLAIMER TIME! 50 is a very small number. I make no claims to any of these lists being either comprehensive or some sort of objective analysis of the 'best' films directed by women. I make selections based on on what I've seen, what I like, and the position of the stars. One film per director. Ready? Let's go
." [more inside]
Every Thursday, Film School Rejects
posts things "learned from the commentary tracks of an iconic movie": Commentary Commentary [more inside]
Sight & Sound
's prestigious Greatest Films of All Time
poll is conducted only once per decade. The latest edition polled 846 film critics (up from 144 in the 2002 edition) and 358 directors. The results were revealed earlier today and, for the first time since 1962, Citizen Kane has not topped either the critics' or the directors' poll
. It has been unseated as the Greatest Film of All Time by Vertigo and Tokyo Story.
The magazine has also revealed the Critics' Top 50
. [more inside]
Louis C.K. on eating pressure and providing an alternative to The Man
- "I ask him to think about what he really needs; when he tells me, I give him a little more. It buys me goodwill with this person; I feel good about what I'm paying them. I like to give people a little more than they want, and I like to ask people for a little less than they're willing to give." [more inside]
Pauline Kael called it "a huge, jerry-built, crumbling ruin of a movie". Roger Ebert called it "such a silly and stupid movie... our immediate reaction is pity". Few directors of Michelangelo Antonioni
's stature have followed a film as acclaimed as Blowup
(1966) with one as reviled as Zabriskie Point
(1970). [more inside]
TM without the ™
. When he's not directing one of the best movies of the year
or sitting on intersections with cows
, David Lynch
is a vocal advocate
of Transcendental Meditation
. In his new book Catching the Big Fish
, he talks about the Box and the Key
, meeting Fellini, the Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit, why he doesn't do DVD commentaries--and TM, which he calls "the experience that does everything." If you're intrigued by TM but sketched out by the organization
and the $2,500 fee
, perhaps you'd like to know that there is a cheap, downloadable alternative
Robert Altman, RIP. The Director
of Nashville, Mash, and A Prarie Home Companion has passed on.
the little girl in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
, finds out that another little Canadian girl is about to star in another Terry Gilliam film, and writes--and warns--about her experiences. Gilliam responds.
: a site devoted to the work of the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.