Critics have been tripping over themselves to draw
comparisons between grindmeister Quentin Tarantino and the great mystery
writer Agatha Christie, due to the Ten Little Indians premise that serves as the foundation of The Hateful Eight.
For this documentary, Kent Jones, former film critic
and programming director with the New York Film Festival, gathered
filmmakers to discuss the impact of François Truffaut’s seminal book,
Cinema According to Hitchcock.
his claim as a noted Academy Award-worthy filmmaker (Best Picture and
Best Director on A Beautiful Mind along with nominations in both
categories seven years later for Frost/Nixon), Ron Howard has ventured
down a more eclectic pathway as of late.
Teyonah Parris, seemingly ready for a full-on breakout after attracting attention last year in Dear White People, leads the charge in Spike Lee’s latest, a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata.
I may end up sounding a bit Scrooge-like, but there’s something deliciously intriguing in the premise of Krampus, a story about dissatisfaction among a dysfunctional family during the holiday season that results in the emergence of a Christmas demon.
Bona fide cool guy Bill Murray has been
spending some time in Cincinnati lately as his son serves as assistant
coach to the undefeated Xavier men’s basketball team. With Murray always crashing the party, it’s only fitting that we kick off the holiday season by crashing one of his.