Charlie Kaufman on Charlie Kaufman

Posted by · 1:08 pm · May 18th, 2009

Flipping through Empire Online’s typically entertaining list of features recently, I stumbled across this portrait of filmmaker Charlie Kaufman (whose brilliant “Synecdoche, New York” opened in the UK this weekend) giving one-offs on the six features sprung from his twisted mind to date. There’s talk of his working relationship with director Michel Gondry on their […]

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Superb ‘Disgrace’ trailer goes online

Posted by · 12:24 pm · November 3rd, 2008

As I’ve said before on these pages, I’ve been looking forward to Aussie filmmaker Steve Jacobs’ film adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s “Disgrace” for some time. It’s a novel very close to my heart, John Malkovich seems ideally cast in the lead and, though it’s a South African-set story, its stark, ruminative nature sits comfortably in […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 films of 1999

Posted by · 12:48 pm · September 23rd, 2008

Remember that Entertainment Weekly cover from November of 1999?  The headline boldly proclaimed: “The year that changed movies.”  Indeed, it has become nearly a cliche to harp on and on about those 12 months of solid product as a time not equaled since the glory year that was, 1939, but to many, the truth was […]

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