Craig Brewer’s rock and roll film

Posted by · 4:25 pm · June 24th, 2010

Some time ago I remember an interview or maybe just a bit of director Craig Brewer’s general PR patter that he was interested in making a series of films that reflect various styles of music.  “Hustle & Flow,” for instance, was his “rap film.”  “Black Snake Moan” was his “blues film,” and so on. It […]

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Kevin Bacon makes the rounds

Posted by · 9:08 am · January 9th, 2009

As “Frost/Nixon” continues to pop up as a formidable guild contender this awards season, I must say, despite my personal appreciation for the effective drama, I’m a little surprised.  It isn’t the expert craftsmanship of “Slumdog Millionaire” or the creative explosion of “Synecdoche, New York,” obviously, but it is a solid, well-constructed piece of work […]

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