The "digital revolution" reached the cinema late and was chiefly styled as a technological advancement. Today, in an era where analog celluloid strips are disappearing, and given the ... See full summary »
Director Christopher Nolan conducts an interview with legendary actor Al Pacino. The title limits what is done here, since Pacino probably asks Nolan more questions than Nolan asks Pacino. ... See full summary »
In this IFC Interview with Christopher Nolan we get a chat between Nolan and film critic Elvis Mitchell. Nolan discusses concepts related to memory, story/character topics, influences and ... See full summary »
A look at the evolving landscape of independent moviemaking and what "do-it-yourself" means for today's independent productions. Directors that went from no-budget to low-budget to blockbusters discuss their own beginnings, the state of the industry, and how making a movie doesn't always mean making a living.
So here we have an award show where the winners actually got to give speeches, without that horrendous music playing them off after 30 seconds or whatever the time limit is these days on presentations such as the Oscars, the Tonys, the Emmys, all the major ones, which, in my opinion, have been RUINED by this. For that alone, I give the show an 8. As I keep saying, award shows should be about the WINNERS, not about absurd musical numbers, witty repartee between ridiculously-paired presenters, any of that garbage; the WINNERS and their moment of glory onstage, accepting their awards, should be the main priority.
Didn't like Jason Alexander's routine at the beginning where he calls his mother an 'imbece-ile' for doing her own reviews of movies; that was really stupid, I thought. He could have done the same routine but set it up differently, without insulting his own mom. It's called a brain, Jason. Look into it.
Of the winners, Anne Hathaway's speech was the most memorable - very moving and heartfelt. I also liked Richard Gere's acceptance of the Joel Siegel award; that was meaningful without sounding pompous, as Gere can sometimes come off.
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