Tag Archives: Sofia Coppola

Review: At long last, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled (2017)

God, I loved it. Here’s my review over on Rogerebert.com.

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Celebrating the Disreputable: An interview with Charles Taylor about his new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s

Charles Taylor’s new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s was an intense pleasure to read. He discusses 15 films from the 1970s, films that were not made as prestige … Continue reading

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May 2017 Viewing Diary

Chuck (2017; d. Philippe Falardeau) A movie about the “real life Rocky,” the “bleeder from Bayonne” Chuck Wepner, starring Liev Schreiber. My review for Ebert. Take Me (2017; d. Pat Healy) God, I loved this movie. Please seek it out. … Continue reading

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Cannes 2017

My pal Jordan Hoffman has listed what he considers to be the best movies premiering at Cannes. Directors represented: Claire Denis, Agnes Varda, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Noah Baumbach, Michael Haneke, Takashi Miike, Lanthimos, Haynes, Östlund, Bong Joon-ho … and Sofia Coppola!! … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For a Sick Sick Book Marketed to Tweens

Two screengrabs from Sofia Coppola’s first film, a short called Lick the Star. This is exactly what my 6th grade experience looked like. At any given moment this was going on all over the classroom.

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January 2016 Viewing Diary

“30 for 30” Chasing Tyson (2015; d. Steve Cantor) I love the 30 for 30 series on ESPN but had never seen this one, the story of Evander Holyfield’s pursuit of Mike Tyson. I’ve got a Tyson thing. I loved … Continue reading

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January 2015 Viewing Diary

I’m going to start listing everything I saw each month. It’ll be a good way for me to keep track, and also a good record for my end-of-year lists. So here’s everything I watched in January, 2015. Inherent Vice (2014; … Continue reading

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Introducing Art Decades

Jeremy Richey has long been one of my favorite film writers out there. His personal site (the main one, anyway, he has many more) is Moon in the Gutter, and I sincerely recommend you check it out. He’s also a … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2013

Some of the things I’ve written in 2013, for my own site, and also other outlets. Thoughts on Memphis. “Memphis is wounded, and Memphis is obviously depressed. There are a lot of sad ghosts here. But Memphis does not forget. … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: Une Affaire Des Femmes (1988), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Battle of Algiers (1966), The Bling Ring (2013), Tomorrow (1972)

Une Affaire des Femmes or: Story of Women directed by Claude Chabrol This movie is as deep as the Mariana Trench. I suppose it all depends on which angle you want to look at it, which filter you want to … Continue reading

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