Specials: Superman footage!; heist flick for Cusack, Thornton.

Today's specials:The trailer for the new Martin Scorsese film about Bob Dylan: No Direction Home. Okay, add THAT to my Christmas list as well.It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a Christopher Reeve lookalike!John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are starring in a heist film directed by Harold Ramis. Cusack hasn't had anything really memorable for a while. Hopefully this will get him back on track. Oh how I long for a sequel to Grosse Point Blank. … [Read more...]

Peace Like a River… Starring Bad Santa?

Wow. Leif Enger's gorgeous novel Peace Like a River is going to be a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton.I am giddy about this news. Thornton will be great in this role. Now, let's all pray they find some equally talented young actors to play his children. … [Read more...]

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

[This review was first published at the original Looking Closer website in December 2000.]-What a shame.All the Pretty Horses, director Billy Bob Thornton's adaptation of the great Cormac McCarthy novel, must have been a marvelous film.But this is not that film.This feature-length montage of scenes from Thornton's as-yet-unreleased movie has breathtaking cinematography, reminiscent of the wild and beautiful natural world captured in Terrence Malick's films. Its performances, … [Read more...]