The Incredibles (and Other 10-Year-Old Films); Jesus Films; Matt Zoller Seitz; Scott Cairns

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I haven't posted any Hi 5s on ths blog in a while, but it's... um... "hi time" that I got back in the habit of it. Gratitude is good for the soul.What is Hi 5 to the Face? Find out here.Let's get started! This time, I'm sending Hi 5s to the following superstars...Ken Morefield over at 1 More Film Blog, for inviting Steven Greydanus to toast Pixar's The Incredibles, which is now ten years old! … [Read more...]

Hi 5: Creativity in the Dark; Sam Phillips; Todd Fadel; Mike D’Angelo; Matt Zoller Seitz; John Sayles; and More.

Hi 5's Cravis Frankly gets his best ideas when he works in the dark.

What is Hi 5 to the Face? Find out here.This week, Hi 5s go out to...Fast Company's Eric Jaffe: For this fantastic article on "Why Creativity Thrives in the Dark."I've known instinctively since childhood that I'm more creative in a dimly lit, or dark, room. And since high school I've felt frustrated in rooms brightly lit with fluorescent panels, sensing my best creativity and capacity for learning is going to waste beneath them. Under fluorescent arrays, I feel like a bug on a bug … [Read more...]

July 18: The Gratitude List

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Today, I'm grateful for many things. Here are a few of them... … [Read more...]

A Coen Brothers Easter

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It's Easter — hallelujah! — and signs of life and hope are rising up all over.They're even rising in unexpected places like indieWire, where Matt Zoller Seitz abides... and where he oversees the relentlessly intriguing Press Play blog. Matt recently invited me to talk with him about whether or not we can find God, goodness, and hope in the movies of the Coen Brothers.And the result was posted this morning... … [Read more...]

indieWire: One Best Picture nominee "towers above the rest."

Matt Zoller Seitz and Serena Bramble have crafted a wonderful video essay on one of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. … [Read more...]

Browser: The “Remember me?” edition. Best Directors of the Decade. Lonely writers.

Okay, it's official: My life has become too busy for me to be a responsible blogger.Let me try to make it up to you in the next couple of weeks, with a new video blog, my list of Favorite Films of 2009 (the Premature Version), my list of Favorite Recordings of 2009 (almost ready!), more Auralia's Colors confessions, sneak previews of Raven's Ladder, and a marathon of interesting links.Oh, keep an eye on Imagejournal.org. Friday, my review of Avatar should be there. You'll also see a … [Read more...]

The End: By Matt Zoller Seitz and Richard Seitz

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Seitz on Paul Thomas Anderson

Matt Zoller Seitz is still writing about There Will Be Blood. Here he is in The New York Times celebrating Paul Thomas Anderson. … [Read more...]

Specials: No Country for Old Men, The Golden Compass, and Tim Burton

The Coens and The Golden Compass You can now download my conversation with radio show host Paul Edwards as we discuss the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men... and then the controversy surrounding The Golden Compass.-The Coens... They're Not NihilistsAmong people who write about movies, few writers capture my attention as consistently as the insightful Matt Zoller Seitz.And now he's eloquently making an argument for what I've always believed about the Coen Brothers: That, for … [Read more...]

Matt Zoller Seitz on Owen Wilson

Here's a piece on Owen Wilson that's so much better than the wave of tabloid hysteria over the movie star's current crisis. … [Read more...]


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