Exhaustion of narrative

Posted by · 4:51 pm · June 19th, 2009

The Guardian carries an excellent piece today by veteran screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”) which offers a different take on the issue of Hollywood’s current penchant for narrative recycling — that the increasing number of media formats contributing to daily life is limiting our capacity for fresh stories. His argument is that, with […]

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BEST ACTOR WATCH: Jeff Goldblum in ‘Adam Resurrected’

Posted by · 11:03 am · September 5th, 2008

Looking at the latest contenders to muscle in on an already crowded Best Actor field, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s 1986 or something. First, the formerly washed-up Mickey Rourke rebounds with an apparently career-best performance in “The Wrestler” that is generating loud Oscar buzz. Now Rourke’s relative contemporary, Jeff Goldblum, is setting tongues […]

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