Out of Order

In The Kid Stays in the Picture, Robert Evans reveals how, with his job as Paramount studio head on the chopping block, he cobbled together a thirty-minute trailer spotlighting the studio’s recent hits (Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story) and anticipated  ...

Stone Reader

In his day job, Mark Moskowitz makes a living producing high-profile political spots, but his true and consuming passion is reading. Moskowitz doesn’t read to keep abreast of new diets or apprised of lives laid bare. He reads for  ...

Behind the Red Door

Charcuterie Sampler: 1) Herbette: pheasant, pork, fennel and herbs as a rich country pate 2) Mousquetaire: a classic Gascon mix of duck, pork, prunes and Armagnac 3) Peppercorn: a silken poultry liver mousse, sparked with cracked black pepper DEAN  ...

Real Women Have Curves

While it surely has been a banner year for coming of age indies, what with Tadpole, Igby Goes Down and the new release Blue Car, only Real Women has class. Working class, that is. Unlike its counterparts, the  ...

The Outsider

Without drawing too much attention to itself, Showtime’s new film, The Outsider, has a quiet power. It is a morality tale set in the Western genre, centering around an Amish-like sect who have settled in the Montana Valley, hoping  ...

Solaris (Solyaris)

Steven Soderbergh has been touting his soon-to-be released remake of Andre Tarkovsky’s Solaris as an amalgam of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Last Tango in Paris. The same might be said of the original. While Tarkovsky’s adaptation of the  ...

Das Experiment

Das Experiment, the feature film debut of German TV director Oliver Hirschbiegel, is cinema verite for a nation of Big Brother-devouring voyeurs. A hybrid of reality TV and thriller, it gives viewers the vicarious thrill of what it’s like  ...

Simone

Individually Hand Dyed Mesh Silk Kimono Top in Orange and Black As a filmmaker, Andrew Niccol has almost single-handedly rehabilitated the deservedly maligned term “high-concept.” Take, for example, Gattaca, his 1997 debut feature with Ethan Hawke  ...

Live from Baghdad

--Exchange between Minister of Information Naji Al-Hadithi and CNN Executive Producer Robert Wiener Early on in HBO’s Live from Baghdad, Producer Ingrid Formaneck (Helena Bonham-Carter) cautions her Executive Producer Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) “the moment we become the story,  ...

Antwone Fisher

Tis the season of actor-cum-directors, what with George Clooney sheparding Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Nicholas Cage helming Sonny. Not to be outdone, Denzel Washington is behind the lensing of Antwone Fisher. Antwone Fisher, as a  ...