Boy Culture From Queer to Eternity
fourfour on Precious. I wish I'd read this days ago. Beautiful piece that will hopefully slap some people silly who have wanted to condemn this movie for existing.
Cinema Blend Romola Garai's Spider-Man surprise
Los Angeles Times good piece on Sir Ian McKellen (The Prisoner) on Gandalf, gay rights and Macbeth
The Auteurs looking back at Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans and seeing a conflict of movies within
In Contention Brenda Blethyn London River FYC
Awards Daily Christian McKay Me and Orson Welles FYC
Silly Hats Only remembers François Ozon's 8 Women
About this trailer to Leap Year, Amy Adams next romantic comedy...
I'm not one of those people who likes to trash romantic comedies, especially not before I've seen them. Like any genre it can contain brilliance as well as trash. But it really does seem like Hollywood isn't even trying anymore. People liked to bag on romantic comedies even when they were popular (like in the 90s) but even those films didn't take such lazy shortcuts of having the right guy be so obviously superior to any other guy who might be in the movie. [tangent: Hello, Matthew Goode too Good! Good as in Great. I just saw A Single Man and his perfect human specimen thing makes more sense from beyond the grave]. For instance, there was absolutely nothing wrong with Bill Pullman in Sleepless in Seattle. He was a sweet guy. If anything he's more attractive than Tom Hanks. You feel for him when he realizes he's not the right one for Meg Ryan and yet that doesn't interfere with your joy in watching the movie stars get together at the end. Trust the audience.
Oh and way to give away the ending, trailer. Couldn't you have flashed a spoiler warning?