To achieve perfection in the arts is nearly impossible because it’s a widely subjective form of expression. And yet, there are a few filmmakers who you could say come close to a perfect record in their field.
Ray Schillaci recommends four exceptional short films: “The Apple Tree”, “Tomgirl”, “Moving On” and “A Tricky Treat”.
Showcast Episode 82: The Movie Guys’ first guest of the new year is a good one as J.P. Manoux sits in the whole show, telling on-the-set stories and helping preview “Inherent Vice” and “Selma”, which go into wide release this weekend, and new movie “Tak3n”. Also hear from The Showcast’s new sponsor, The Bryan Mills Particular Set of Skills Vocational School and Learning Annex.
Showcast Episode 38: Comic book talk runs amok as special guest Heath Corson (“Justice League: War”) comes to The Admiral’s Club for good movie chat and previews of “Pompeii” and “3 Days to Kill”. Also, a look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Pompeii”, the Vesuvian weather forecast, and Karen comes back to the show just in time for a whole segment on “Ghostbusters”.
In the end, Bay has a made a film struggling with the fact that it’s a Michael Bay film. It’s fun to watch the best parts peak through Bay’s usual main ingredient – excess.
Self-congratulation is still the rage in TinselTown. Let’s jump in, shall we? Here are all the awards that will go out week after week until the Oscars, February 24th, 2013.
“Middle Men” has a laundry list of moments that seem eager to earnestly evoke some of the techniques and devices that certain other directors have used with much success.