Guy’s top 50 of the decade: #31-40

Posted by · 5:00 pm · January 3rd, 2010

Yesterday, I began my countdown of my 50 favorite — do note that last word, I hesitate to say “best” — films of the 2000s. Today, we creep up another ten rungs on the ladder. I wrote this in my introduction to the list yesterday, but it bears repeating: don’t read too much into the […]

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Bond bows, UK critics shrug

Posted by · 7:00 am · November 1st, 2008

It was probably inevitable. After “Casino Royale,” the first entry in the retooled, Daniel Craig-led James Bond franchise, garnered unprecedented critical acclaim (and even awards attention, on this side of the Atlantic at least) for a 007 pic, the follow-up, “Quantum of Solace,” is having a more muted reaction. The reviews are in, and they’re […]

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Forster on Bond: It’s about character

Posted by · 4:27 am · August 21st, 2008

Odd to be linking to Time Out twice in one day, but I couldn’t let this interview with Marc Forster, director of the keenly awaited “Quantum of Solace,” go by. The interview finds Forster in London, scrabbling to complete the first edit of the latest 007 outing in a fortnight’s time. Many eyebrows were raised […]

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Is Paul Greengrass taking up the reins of ‘Chicago 7?’

Posted by · 9:09 am · August 11th, 2008

Filmmaker Paul Greengrass has been drawn to the sphere of politics since day one in his career as a filmmaker. He launched into the fray with 2002’s blisteringly realistic “Bloddy Sunday” (an account of the Derry massacre of 1972) and followed it up with a “Bourne” installment, putting his unique knowledge of covert military operations […]

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The top 10 shots of 2007: part two

Posted by · 3:08 am · February 22nd, 2008

Today we round out the top 10 shots of the year with the final five.  Check out part one if you missed it. Let’s dive in: #5 “MICHAEL CLAYTON” Director of Photography: Robert Elswit We were completely ripping off New York filmmaking from the 1970s, things like “Klute” and pretty much everything Owen Roizman has […]

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