The dedication J.J. Abrams‘ exudes in his storytelling is, by now, so well-known and so well-documented that it’s officially turned into an unfunny joke. Which, of course, means it’d be a little tired to say, for instance, that this new project is so secret we won’t even know what it’s about after it hits. Because, you see…
Anyway, we’ve heard from Variety that Bad Robot and Paramount have made the move to acquire a spec script from Matt Stuecken and Josh Campbell, which is only summarized as “a [low-budget] contained thriller with sci-fi elements.” That could, in all reality, mean almost anything, so any interest on my part will have to stem directly from a simple trust of Abrams‘ taste and sensibilities — a few big missteps in his filmography obviously notwithstanding. Because, boy, that logline sure isn’t giving us anything, and I’m not going to bother reading a lot into it for the time being.
Could something special lie in this project, or can we not make any real judgement right now?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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