LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1975 and 1976

Posted by · 7:00 pm · September 15th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. These two years offer two of the best slates of Best Picture nominees ever in my opinion. ’75 of course belonging to the second ever winner of the top five awards, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” I’ve got no qualms with that particular film, but […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: Life Without Oscar

Press conference revelation of the day

Posted by · 9:13 am · September 5th, 2009

Brace yourselves, folks … here’s something you never saw coming. In this afternoon’s press conference for her new film “I Am Love” (reviewed here), Tilda Swinton stated that one of the films that most inspires her is Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” I mean, who saw that one coming?

Continue reading »

Filed in: Daily

Space oddity

Posted by · 4:54 pm · May 6th, 2009

It’s hardly the only intriguing thing about “Moon” — the oddball sci-fi effort that Kris greatly admired earlier this week — that director Duncan Jones is in fact the rather more infamously named Zowie Bowie. Still, you must admit that an intimate space epic directed by the son of Ziggy Stardust has a certain symbolic […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: Daily

Gaiman: Cast David Bowie as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’

Posted by · 10:02 pm · April 22nd, 2009

I forgot to mention this in the item below regarding that Wired piece featuring Neil Gaiman and the current goings-on in the comic world.  The subject of “unfilmable” comics came up, with “Watchmen” having landed in March and Gaiman’s own “Sandman” at the top of such a list for some fans. Regarding Frank Miller’s “The […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: Daily