In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in our lab program."
Just because it made loads of money, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and features a three-titted mutant doesn't mean Total Recall isn't ruggedly individualistic art. Just look at its outsider pedigree: Total Recall was loosely based on a 1966 short story from the flushed mind of Philip K. Dick, produce ... More >>
By Chris Packham
Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman, aspires to be less stupid than its 1990 predecessor and kind of succeeds for the first third of the film.
If you subtract all the metaphysical illusion-versus-reality nonsense, Philip K. Dick's Walter Mitty story "We Can Remember It for You W ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Detox Icunt and Willam Belli nail it as rivals Cristal and Nomi.The glitzy getups. The awesomely ridiculous dialog. The impassive sex. The cringe-worthy acting. And, it's set in Vegas, baby! If any film is rife for theatrical parody, it's Showgirls. (One of its stars actually did ... More >>
Everyone remembers the infamous scene from 1995 cult classic Showgirls in which Cristal Connors (actress Gina Gershon) gazes into the eyes of Nomi Malone (actress Elizabeth Berkley) and says, "You see, darlin', you are a whore."
Though the notoriously so-awful-it's-great film see ... More >>
â€‹Last fall, word started to spread on the interwebs that an unknown German director named Marc Vorlander was planning to make a sequel to Showgirls, the Paul Verhoeven's 1995 trashterpiece, beloved by some but dismissed by many as one of the worst films of all time. In October, Vorlander confirmed ... More >>
Suffering may be the great, undying subject of cinema, but at any film festival worth its salt, the escalating volume of calamity, catastrophe and apocalypse means that the conscientious (or congenitally miserabilist) critic risks drowning in pain porn. Stumbling from divorce to rape to abuse to end ... More >>
There is a famous story about actor-director Erich von Stroheim that goes something like this: Cast as Rommel in Billy Wilder's 1943 Five Graves to Cairo, Stroheim was given a prop Leica camera as part of the character's wardrobe and proceeded to demand that the camera have film in it. When Wilder a ... More >>
The small but conspicuous coterie of film critics seen perambulating this year's Toronto Film Festival decked out in red-and-white "Vote For Pedro" t-shirts were not, despite the potential misunderstanding, expressing their undying love for Napoleon Dynamite. Rather, the Pedro in question was Pedro ... More >>