4 items from 2017
“May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.” Still the most widely unheralded great movie on the books, John Patrick Shanley’s lightweight/profound fable is an unmitigated delight. See Tom Hanks at the end of the first phase of his career plus Meg Ryan in an unacknowledged career highlight. How can a movie be so purposely insubstantial, and yet be ‘heavier’ than a dozen pictures with ‘big things to say?’
1990 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 20, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt
Production Designer Bo Welch
Original Music Georges Delerue
Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley
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- Glenn Erickson
Cars! Cars! Cars! What climate accord, when we’re celebrating the internal combustion engine! One of the best of the breezy ’70s action comedies, this cross-country road race picture gave us early looks at Gary Busey and Raul Julia in the midst of an always-amusing ensemble of car crazies, out to go from Manhattan to the Pacific in less than two days, at speeds up 175 mph! No 55 speed limit, no catalytic converters!
1976 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 107 min. / Street Date June 13, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography: Richard C. Glouner
Original Music: Dominic Frontiere
Written by Chuck Bail, »
- Glenn Erickson
Is there anyone who doesn't love Tom Hanks?
The 60-year-old actor may not have had his wife, Rita Wilson, by his side at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Monday, but he was still in good company in the desert.
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"I was thrilled and stunned to hear the fabulous actor Andrew Garfield finally, finally see to it that the Palm Springs International Film Festival gave some love to Joe Versus the Volcano," Hanks joked while accepting the award, according to The Hollywood Reporter, referring to Andrew Garfield revealing earlier in the night that Hanks' »
The Palm Springs Convention Center was atwitter Monday evening as movie stars, Hollywood moguls and cinema aficionados filed inside for the start of the 28th annual Palm Springs Film Festival opening night gala, which kicks off the buzzy 12-day desert fest, a key stop on the Oscar season trail.
Glitz and glamour filled the decked-out, floral-filled room, with stars honored for their performances in 2016 films favored for serious Academy Awards contention.
While accepting the Career Achievement Award, “20th Century Women” star Annette Bening declared, “acting is the work of intimacy.” Given that collective closeness, it was only fitting that Ryan Gosling, who accepted the Vanguard Award for “La La Land” alongside director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, took a moment to acknowledge the recent passing of Debbie Reynolds, crediting her performance in “Singin’ in the Rain” as a major artistic influence in the creation of Chazelle’s 2017 nod to old Hollywood musicals. »
- Malina Saval
4 items from 2017
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