Much has been made of Sean Penn’s recently released secret interview with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, mastermind of two daring prison escapes, and the author of immeasurable suffering the world over. That Penn would shake hands with El Chapo isn't too surprising, given his well-documented affection for other human misery factories like Hugo Chavez and Madonna. Also not surprising, the "interview" is as incoherent as it is fawning, yet another example of an actor overextending himself in the pursuit of some misbegotten intellectual ambition.
But let's set aside Penn's obvious stupidity. Let's set aside his near-inability to construct a cogent sentence.Read more
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore will release his next movie in September in Toronto. Moore made the announcement on the Twitter live-streaming service Periscope. It'll premier at the Toronto Film Festival:
The jewelry that the women on the screen wear is made from silver and turquoise, matching their ornate and beautiful dresses. This is Miss Navajo, a 2007 documentary that examines issues of history and culture as it follows 21-year-old Navajo Crystal Frazier’s attempt to become Miss Navajo 2005-2006.Read more
Three crusading filmmakers intent on doing stories that no one else will touch have moved on from a truth-telling documentary about natural-gas extraction to a planned TV movie about the man they’ve dubbed “America’s worst serial killer.” By the looks of it, plenty of people want the movie to be made.Read more
White House spokesman Jay Carney said yesterday that the recent mobs in the Middle East aren't in response to U.S. policy:Read more
Well, it looks like this will have lots of red meat to feed hordes of hungry conservatives:Read more
I’m not a movie critic and I read Atlas Shrugged decades ago when I was in the Army. So it wasn’t exactly fresh in my mind when I attended a special screening in Washington this week of the film version of the novel by Ayn Rand. I had low expectations. But it turns out to be a terrific movie.Read more
Among those who make their living watching movies and writing about them, there seems to be a consensus that it is a matter of the gravest moment. The King’s Speech appears likely to win the Best Picture Oscar on February 27 rather than The Social Network, and this, they believe, will prove to be a calamitous cultural event.Read more
I’ve been told 2010 was a great year for movies—everything from The King’s Speech to The Social Network to Inception. Not that I would know. As a parent of two toddlers, I get to a movie theater at most once or twice a year.Read more
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