Has Terry Gilliam Found His Don Quixote?

Has Terry Gilliam found his Don Quixote?Contactmusic reports that Johnny Depp is back in cahoots with Terry Gilliam as they try once again to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a movie about that greatest challenger of windmills, Don Quixote. Depp worked with Gilliam on this project once before, but the production collapsed due to various catastrophes chronicled in the hilarious documentary Lost in La Mancha. But it looks like they're ready to try again.Alas, Gilliam's first choice to … [Read more...]

Shrek (2001)

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Anthony Lane at The New Yorker and Eric Metaxas at Books and Culture — these men are admirable and thoughtful critics. And both of them are upset about Dreamworks' new animated movie. They  think Shrek is trying to teach us that we don't need fairy tales.With all due respect to writers whose work I have admired, I'm a little surprised that they're missing the actual target of Shrek's snarky and irreverent story.Let's start at the beginning: Shrek is a somewhat subversive fairy tale about … [Read more...]


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