Persepolis (2007) – A Guest Review by Kenneth R. Morefield

I'm thrilled to offer the first of what may be several reviews coming from Kenneth R. Morefield, who has occasionally contributed some fine guest reviews to Looking Closer in the past. Morefield is an Assistant Professor of English at Campbell University.Morefield's at the Toronto International Film Festival having a grand time, and he's enthusiastic about this particular release: Persepolis. Sounds like a unique film, and a must-see. Here's his report... … [Read more...]

George R. R. Martin’s Epic… on HBO?

I just stumbled across a head-spinning revelation on SuperFastReader's site.George R. R. Martin, one of the greatest fantasy writers living today, is on Book 5 of the popular series A Song of Ice and Fire. … [Read more...]

SuperFastReader on Madeleine L’Engle

Following up my earlier post on Madeleine L'Engle's passing, here's the super SuperFastReader remembering her, in two posts. … [Read more...]

Greydanus on “Bella”

I had a chance to see Bella at Biola (Wow, there's a sequel idea for you: Bella at Biola!) several months back, but found myself in a fascinating conversation with Amazing Grace producer Ken Wales, and by the time he'd finished regaling me with tales of his experiences in Hollywood, I'd missed the screening.But they were great stories -- I'm not complaining. Had no idea that Wales was present on the set when the great Peter Sellers Pink Panther flicks were shot. Wow.Anyway, I apparently … [Read more...]

“Assassination” Buzz Builds

Thanks to Peter Chattaway for catching this blog entry by Karina at Spoutblog: Two weeks ago, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford was the film Warner Brothers had "no idea what to do with." As of this writing, it's the most gushed-over title at the Toronto Film Festival, and word has hit the wires that star Brad Pitt has won the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival. If the folks at WB still havn't figured out what to do with Andrew Dominik's masterful, Malickean … [Read more...]


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