Is Wes Anderson corroding the cinema?

Posted by · 9:24 am · May 21st, 2009

I should say at the top that I have not yet seen Rian Johnson’s “The Brothers Bloom,” but I was an absolute disciple of the director’s 2005 debut “Brick.”  That said, “Bloom” has always had a particular sheen to it that has obviously kept it from being a must-see since the first screenings began back […]

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‘Brothers Bloom’ trailer

Posted by · 6:05 pm · September 20th, 2008

Just getting around to posting this…

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9/5 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:48 am · September 5th, 2008

• Stephen Zeitchik and Borys Kit tackle the covert war films playing this year’s Toronto fest. [Hollywood Reporter] • Jeffrey Wells is hearing that Danny Glover’s narration track in Fernando Meirelles’s “Blindness” has been nixed. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • And he responds unfavorably to Rian Johnson’s “Brick” follow-up, “The Brothers Bloom.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • James Rocchi, […]

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‘Brothers Bloom’ poster

Posted by · 9:38 pm · August 12th, 2008

Like Brian, I was a big fan of 2006’s “Brick.”  It was easily the most underrated film of the year and announced the arrival of a considerable talent in writer/director Rian Johnson. The wunderkind’s latest, “The Brothers Bloom,” could be something special, but given the ambition, it also has all the makings of a sophomore […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “The Brothers Bloom” by Rian Johnson

Posted by · 8:31 am · August 5th, 2008

“As far as con man stories go, I think I’ve heard them all. Of grifters, ropers, faro fixers, tales drawn long and tall. But if one bears a bookmark in the confidence man’s tome, it would be that of Penelope, and of the brothers Bloom.” So begins Ricky Jay’s narration of Rian Johnson’s “The Brothers […]

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