Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon in the Michael Winterbottom movie The Trip.It's hard to know where reality ends and fiction begins with Michael Winterbottom, the prolific British filmmaker who veers between fiction and documentary, sometimes in the same movie.
The Trip, his latest work to hit the ... More >>
It's almost July, which means its time to give up on any semblance of productivity at work and start plotting your escape. If you're half a couple, this list should guide you in your quest to make your relationship last through summer vacation. If you're single, or if, like ... More >>
After a Joy Division U.S. tour was thwarted 30 years ago, the opportunity for most Americans to hear the band's 1979 debut album live was, much like its title, an unknown pleasure. For the past several months, Peter Hook -- without fellow Joy Division/New Order members Bernard Sumner and Step ... More >>
For the past couple of years, a trend in British television has been the "sim com" series, or "simulated" situation comedy inspired by Curb Your Enthusiasm, which are various parts scripted and improvised, and partly fictional and based on real life. Director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party Pe ... More >>
Halfway through this year's Toronto Film Festival, gossip about the festival's hits and misses has reached something of a fever pitch. As far as I've been able to gather, a few movies — Bennett Miller's Capote, Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain among them ... More >>