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Film, Film Feature Ten films to watch for in 2011

Ten films to watch for in 2011

Since we’re a heartbeat away from being sick to death of this month’s crop of Oscar-seeking masterpieces, we’ve decided to cast a quick glance forward to the 10 2011 films we’re excited to see. We’ve seen some of the below,…
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Film, Crowe Flies Home

Crowe Flies Home

It happened almost with the first step off the airplane at the Toronto airport last month. Someone, a friend or merely a concerned stranger, would stop to warn you of impending peril. They would plead with you to avoid the…
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Film, Eyes Half Open

Eyes Half Open

Beneath the hazy, mystifying layers of Vanilla Sky lies a remarkable Tom Cruise performance -- one that, to a large extent, takes place beneath a makeup artist's piled-on scars and a costumer's blank "prosthetic" mask. As David Aames, hipster publisher…
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Film, Listen to  the Movie

Listen to the Movie

This song explains why I'm leaving home and becoming a stewardess," says Anita Miller (Zooey Deschanel) to her well-meaning, overbearing mother, as the soundtrack begins to swell with the low hums of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Just a few…
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Culture, Stuff A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes

Almost Famous is the movie Cameron Crowe always wanted to make--and the movie he tried to keep from making as long as he could. The writer-director insists he didn't want to make a film about his wonder years as a…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Point Break That was quite a little ruckus at the recent Tube Film Festival, the two-day smorgasbord of action sports flicks put on by ESPN -- with Adobe dough -- during the X Games. According to my good buddy and…
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Old, Old, Old Ramon

On the phone from Los Angeles, Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek speaks the way he sings. There's a hint of pent-up anger in his voice, but he's not the sort of person who screams; like one of his…
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Jerry Maguire Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Opens Friday, Dec. 13, at area theaters. Some amusing stuff about sports agentry drowns in the emotional shallows of Jerry Maguire, which stars…
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