Archives for February 3, 2009

Al Pacino to Shout Again… as King Lear!

Director Michael Radford, who cast Al Pacino as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, has cast him again... this time as Lear.This is interesting, since Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen have also played Lear within the past several months. (Remember this report from last May?) … [Read more...]

Browser: “Penelope.” Terry Gilliam. Cinema and the City. Whit Stillman. Denby’s Oscar rant.

1. I found some time during my travels to jot down thoughts on an overlooked, underrated fantasy film -- Penelope -- and its relationship with other "Beauty and the Beast" tales.2 Someday, Charlie Kaufman will make a movie about the career of Terry Gilliam, depicting the astonishing, relentless calamities that befall the imaginative director. Everyone knows that Heath Ledger died in the middle of filming Gilliam's upcoming picture. If you've seen Lost in La Mancha, you know what I mean - … [Read more...]

Pray for the family of Michael Dubruiel.

Author and blogger Michael Dubruiel died today. He was an inspiring writer.Please pray for his wife, one of my favorite bloggers, Amy Welborn, and for their young children. Amy shared this heartbreaking news on her site today. … [Read more...]