Defence of the Realm: The Acid Test

In his  review of Defence of the Realm, Gene Siskel observes that one of the “acid tests” for determining a good film is if it provokes in you a desire to be part of the world it depicts. In this case, his response is “Yes!” He is fascinated by the world […]

Gabriel Byrne to star in “Coup”

Update: Many others are reporting on this great news now, including The Hollywood Reporter (ooooh, and while you are there, check out the latest Academy Awards News!), The Stage, and TheaterMania. Here is the official press release from Channel 4, dated January 24, 2012: Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller’s […]

Gothic: Riot and Ruin and the Romantic Rebel

Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Coleridge will all be remembered for their poetry. Byron will be remembered for his poetry as well, but he may be remembered even more for his rebellious, seductive, creative, and heroic life–a life as notable for its scandals as its literary achievements. A peer of the realm, […]

“I, Anna” World Premiere + More Movie News

Variety reports: “Young Adult,’ ‘I, Anna’ to unspool in Berlinale Special Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult” and Barnaby Southcombe’s “I, Anna” are among the latest international pics selected for this year’s Berlin Film Festival. “Young Adult,” with Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt, and “I, Anna,” a noir thriller starring Charlotte Rampling, […]