BLIND SPOT: ‘Hour of the Wolf’ (1968)

Hour of the Wolf begins outside a modest cottage.  A table rests in the foreground, supporting a basket of apples and a cutting board.  A gnarled, twisted tree grows beside the shack door, its branches…

Faith Lost? 135 Shots That Will Restore Your…

Have the recent installment of Hollywood offers found you losing your faith in the film industry? Well, a Vimeo user named Flavorwire (via The Playlist) seeks to restore your belief with a new montage called…

FMP Ep. 036 – ‘Carnage’ / 10 Most…

Alex was joined by two Film Misery contributors from different sides of the world this week. First Davin Lacksonen joined in to review Roman Polanski's new film Carnage. Later Vinny Tagle helped count down the…

REVIEW: ‘Carnage’ (2011)

Grade: B+ Roman Polanski does not bring anything new to the upper-middle-class-parents-behaving-like-children genre with his film Carnage, but with a taut 79-minute running time and four great film actors at the top of their respective…

Chicago Film Fest Diary – ‘Without’

Grade: C+ I was intrigued by Without when I saw that it had been chosen by the Red Eye (basically the Chicago daily news) as one of the top 10 films to see in the festival. It was…

Of the Day – 10.11.11

Read of the Day: Anne Thompson has a complete rundown of the films she say at the New York Film Festival with an eye towards the Oscar race. [Thompson on Hollywood] News of the Day:…

Of the Day – 08.01.11

Read of the Day: An excellent interview with one of the most dynamic actresses working today - Juliette Binoche. [The Guardian] News of the Day: Roman Polanski's Carnage will open this year's New York Film…

Of the Day – 03.22.11

Read of the Day: Steven Soderbergh's plans to retire cause Jonathan Jones to doubt that he is truly an artist. [The Guardian] News of the Day: The 24 movie is apparently still happening according to…

European Film Award Winners 2010

Some of the best films in any given year come from European filmmakers, which definitely justifies the existence of the European Film Awards and their ability to recognize films, filmmakers, and stars that are likely…

Of the Weekend – 07.16-19.10

Read of the Weekend: More like listen of the weekend - the seven most inaccurate movie sound effects. [Pop Crunch] News of the Weekend: Roman Polanski will be following up his release from prison with…

Of the Weekend – 04.30-05.02.10

Read of the Weekend: Roman Polanski speaks out for the first time since his arrest last year. [Twitch] News of the Weekend: Warner Bros. has officially announced that the third Christopher Nolan Batman film will…

Cold Case: Roman Polanski Arrested!

Here's the report via New York Daily News: ZURICH - Director Roman Polanski was taken into custody, Swiss police confirmed Sunday, on a 1978 U.S. arrest warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski was…

NEW ON DVD: Picks of the Week

Another week with little to be excited for in the way of films that were new this year. However, there are some good classic films getting updated releases this week. Here are the DVD/Blu-Ray picks…