More 2007 Lists Worth Noting

My Netflix queue just went into cardiac arrest as I read about all kinds of new movies on the 2007-Best lists from Doug Cummings and Robert Koehler. What would I do without tour guides like them?Nate Bell separates wheat from chaff.Brandon Fibbs is impressed with many, but only one "gobsmacked" him.David Hudson still has the greatest film-lover's blog on the web, and his own list is as interesting as any I've read. (I can't wait to get into a theater to see his #1 … [Read more...]

Specials: Coppola on Great “Young Directors.” Nick Cave Raises Lazarus. Performances We Won’t See.

Coppola's Favorite Young Directors Francis Ford Coppola on his favorite "young directors": Q: With the caveat that you can't name anyone related to you, are there any young directors out there whose work feels to you like the stuff that you and your chums were making back in the day?A: I know this is gonna sound funny, but the one young director I really admire is Woody Allen, because he writes 'em, and he makes 'em, and he goes on undaunted and just does it, and every film he makes has … [Read more...]

Come Hell or High Water (Again), Terry Gilliam Will Make That La Mancha Movie

Paste reports the almost inevitable news (first noted at Empire) that Terry Gilliam is keeping the dream alive. He once was lost (in La Mancha), but he will be found. "[Producer] Jeremy Thomas is very close to getting all the pieces of paper signed from all the people who you gotta get signed," Gilliam told us. "He's been on it for a year now, and he's come the closest to getting it untangled from the legal swamp it was in. And, um, I don't see why, I donæt see anythying that's gonna stop it … [Read more...]


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