Ridley Scott postpones ‘The Counselor’ in the Wake of his brother’s death

The rippling effects of Tony Scott’s untimely suicide continue to make themselves known in the first days after the incident. HuffPo is now reporting that Ridley Scott, Tony’s younger brother, has decided to postpone the production of The Counselor. It’s a completely understandable and supportable decision, if still a disappointment. The two brothers shared a close relationship and banded together to form the production company... Read More

Biutiful

A movie without struggle, is usually boring. It’s the way storytelling is supposed to go, there’s a protagonist, build up, struggle, climax, resolution. But if all that character does the entire time is suffer and struggle, it’s also uninteresting. As is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, Biutiful.  It’s painful to watch what Javier Bardem’s character goes through.  Its pace is extremely slow, and since... Read More

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

There’s something slightly frustrating (and yet comforting at the same time) about a filmmaker who refuses to change. But when Woody Allen’s old time font shows up on the screen at the beginning of the film, I know that I’ll be taken care of for the next two hours. Vicky Christina Barcelona is no different. And it’s one of Allen’s best. A European friend of mine once told me that if I watched an Almodovar film, even... Read More