Film Review: The Big Short

Midway through “The Big Short,” something hit me. Going into the film, I knew its basic premise: how a bunch of investors made money off the housing crisis. What I didn’t realize was how big a moment the implosion of America’s housing bubble was, and how the ensuing economic crash affected my life and the …

Warner Wants Sherlock Sequel

The first new Sherlock Holmes movie hasn’t even opened yet but Warner Bros. reportedly is talking sequel.  They’re reportedly happy with the movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and have asked the writers of “Justice League: Mortal,” to whip up something. The other big rumor is that they’re talking with Brad Pitt to play Holmes’ nemesis …

“Tree of Life” Might Be Released in 2009

If you’re like me, anything Terrence Malick does is worth seeing.  (I once worked on a movie with some of the accountants from “The New World,” and I continually bothered them about stories and facts about him.)  And, given the fact that he works is such silence, the release of a new Malick movie is …

“Basterds” Premieres at Cannes

We’ve been talking about it for some time now.  But now it’s here.  Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” had its first screening ever at the Cannes Film Festival in France.  What’d people think?  Here’s a sampling of reviews from across the internet: Obsessed With Film: “Absolute F**CKING quality!…. It gets a bit silly for ten minutes …