Tag Archives: Jeff Bridges

January 2019 Viewing Diary

Q and A (1990; d. Sidney Lumet) I closed out 2018 with North Dallas Forty, which inspired me to 1. write a post about Nick Nolte’s vulnerability and launch a little unofficial Nick Nolte retrospective. I will be a broken … Continue reading

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April 2018 Viewing Diary

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018; d. Thom Zimny) New 2-part HBO doc about Elvis. Grateful it exists now. Long overdue artistic redress. I reviewed for Ebert. Morvern Callar (2002; d. Lynne Ramsay) Re-watched in preparation for her latest, You Were … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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Performances I Loved This Year

I still haven’t seen a couple of big ones. Hence … it’s a work in progress, and I’m sure I’m forgetting people. But these stand out. Royalty Hightower, “The Fits” [My review] Matthias Schoenaerts, “A Bigger Splash” Cliff Curtis, “The … Continue reading

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One Day Since Yesterday (2016): Streaming on Netflix

I am so happy and honored to have been interviewed for this new documentary, directed by Bill Teck. It’s about Peter Bogdanovich’s gorgeous – and lost, for many years – film They All Laughed, starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John … Continue reading

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A Well-Written Scene

It reminds me of Odets’ great love/confrontation scenes, particularly the ones between Lorna Moon and Joe Bonaparte in Golden Boy. Only with swears. These are two tough people. Hard-boiled. They are not only not used to love and softness, they … Continue reading

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Guess the Movie

I know. It’s easy. I just love it so.

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Review: True Grit: Opening Today

This review originally appeared on Capital New York. The Coen Brothers have made careers out of taking straightforward stories in familiar genres and rendering them in subversive and sometimes shocking ways. With True Grit, they find a new way to … Continue reading

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Starman

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“It’s easy to forget, as Billboard’s Country charts fill with faintly twangy pop and lazy paeans to dogs and trucks, that this music has an atavistic darkness.”

One of the best reviews of Crazy Heart I’ve read so far. I loved the observation about the relationship between Colin Farrell’s “Tommy Sweet” and Jeff Bridges’ “Bad Blake” – something I felt was very strong in the picture, especially … Continue reading

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