Lars von Trier and Martin Scorsese will be remaking The Five Obstructions

I found The Five Obstructions to be one of the most memorable documentaries I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never seen the film the premise is simple.  Lars von Trier challenges the director of his all-time favorite short (watch it here), Jørgen Leth, to redirect that film five times, each time submitting to an arbitrary set of rules, decided on by von Trier.  For example, remaking the film as a cartoon, or recreating it with shots no longer... Read More

Shutter Island

Beware, there are huge spoilers here. Seriously. I give away the whole movie. I won’t deny that Martin Scorsese has more talent than more directors working today. He’s pretty much a genius. His full skill set is on display in Shutter Island, but that’s really all this movie has going for it. The premise, based on the book by Dennis Lehane (and adapted for the big screen by Laeta Kalogridis) is completely obvious from the trailer.... Read More

Lymelife

Lymelife has a whole lot of big names attached to it. Martin Scorsese is given an executive producer credit. Both William and Alec Baldwin produced (Alec starred in the talented ensemble cast). Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton plays a downtrodden father who gets Lyme disease from a deer tick. Not to mention two Culkin brothers! It’s not really a surprise that the film is success.  It already won the International Critics’ Award... Read More