BLIND SPOT: ‘Coriolanus’ (2011)

I recall an interview Ralph Fiennes gave once, on The Daily Show, where he talked about the tiny transition period he goes through when he starts watching Shakespeare.  The Bard’s word choice and manner of…

MASTER MOMENT: “I Pardon You”

Only a select few would ever venture a thesis arguing against the cinematographic talents of Steven Spielberg, the popular filmmaker responsible for such iconic experiences of cinema like the storming of Normandy Beach, a killer…

Quick Takes – 11.05.12

17 Filles Grade: B+ | 1st Viewing Indie youth dramedy is emerging as a more significant sub-genre than the Sundance comedies we were burdened with this summer. Films like The Myth of the American Sleepover…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: May 29, 2012

Judging by the tastes of myself and other Film Misery writers, it will probably be commonplace for a classic film to be number one on our weekly list of new DVD and Blu-Ray releases. It…

Quick Takes – 03.04.12

In Darkness (2012) Grade: B | 1st Viewing Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s Oscar-nominated In Darkness is unlikely linger the way other Holocaust biographies like Schindler’s List or The Pianist have; this particular cinematic treatment of an incredible true…

Of the Weekend – 02.18-20.11

Read of the Day: In a piece entitled "The Day the Movies Died," Mark Harris comments on the difficulty original ideas are having to get made in Hollywood despite the success of a film like…

Of the Day – 12.15.10

Read of the Day: Many people may wonder about the cast of A Christmas Story - where are they now? [Moviefone] News of the Day: Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus has been added to the lineup at…

News and Links 5/19/09 – Shakespeare and Beards

Casting News: ComingSoon.net reports that Ralph Fiennes is making his directorial debut with one of Shakespeare's lesser known works, Coriolanus. William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain have signed on to the movie. Fiennes will…