Janet Weiss: Why the Drum Goddess Was the Heartbeat of Sleater-Kinney

Janet Weiss: Why the Drum Goddess Was the Heartbeat of Sleater-Kinney Drum goddess Janet Weiss announced she’s leaving Sleater-Kinney on Monday — surprising news for fans, given that the band is on the verge of releasing their excellent new album and tickets have ...

Yates Plays the Frame Game in Late Period ‘An Innocent Man’ (1989) | Blu-ray Review

Director Peter Yates remains an interesting fixture of the 1970s New American Cinema throng whose early works continue to resonate and inspire, particularly his early crime thrillers, such as Robbery ...

PGA Milestone Award Honoree Toby Emmerich On How Warner Bros. & New Line ‘Hits ‘Em Where They Ain’t’

In presenting the Producers Guild of America’s Milestone Award to Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich tonight, A Star Is Born director and star Bradley Cooper shared his experiences ...

Former Writers Guild West President Pays Tribute to William Goldman: ‘Our Most Complete Screenwriter’

Former Writers Guild West President Pays Tribute to William Goldman: ‘Our Most Complete Screenwriter’ William Goldman wrote the way Joe Dimaggio played ball: with such deft and consummate skill that the impossible seemed easy. (It wasn’t. And isn’t.) Reading a Goldman screenplay, you never see the ...

William Goldman, Oscar-winning screenwriter who put words in the mouths of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, dead at age 87

“Who are those guys?” “Follow the money.” “Is it safe?” “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” These much-quoted lines are from such films as “Butch Cassidy and ...

William Goldman, Legendary Screenwriter, Dead At Age 87

(Goldman with James Caan on the set of "A Bridge Too Far"- 1976) By Lee Pfeiffer There's an old joke among writers about the naive young starlet who thought she could make it in Hollywood by ...

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87 William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to ...

The Hot Rock

Donald Westlake’s lovably luckless crook John Dortmunder is brought to life by Robert Redford, in a lightweight crime caper engineered by top talent: screenwriter William Goldman and director Peter ...

Review: "Bank Shot" (1974) Starring George C. Scott; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Release

By Lee Pfeiffer Few would argue that George C. Scott was one of the greatest actors of stage and screen. His presence in even a mediocre movie elevated its status considerably and his work as the ...

Movie Poster of the Week: New York in the 70s —The Lesser Known Films

Two weeks ago I wrote about Film Forum’s retrospective of New York in the 70s and collected all the Polish posters I could find for the best known films in the series. This week I want to concentrate ...

Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2015

Displaying a transparency that few filmmakers of his fame and / or caliber would even bother with, Steven Soderbergh has, for a couple of years, been keen on releasing lists of what he watched and ...

Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Inks Deal With FX, Two New Dramas In Development

Fargo creator Noah Hawley is doubling down on his contribution to FX, after inking a deal with the network that will see the showrunner oversee two new dramas over the next three years. Indeed it’s ...

"Fargo" Creator Sets Two More Shows

"Fargo" creator Noah Hawley has extended his production deal with FX Productions and FX Networks for another three years, with two more projects of his on the way. Hawley will will continue his ...

NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Out 1,’ Noir, Akerman, ‘Strange Days,’ ‘Johnny Guitar’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

With 'Entourage' arriving soon, we examine classic films about boys being boys

With 'Entourage' arriving soon, we examine classic films about boys being boys A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who ...

Rob Cohen to Direct the Heist Thriller Risk

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has signed on to direct an action heist thriller called Risk. According to the report, the film blends psychological suspense and action, and the story ...

Rob Cohen To Direct Heist Thriller Risk, Not Based On The Board Game

With a hefty box office haul virtually guaranteed for the critically adored The Lego Movie, prepare for other beloved games and properties from your childhood to get a nostalgic big-screen treatment. ...

The Fast And The Furious and Alex Cross Director Rob Cohen to Direct Risk

Rob Cohen had a couple of back-to-back goofy hits with The Fast and the Furious and xXx, but he started hitting a slump with the evil-fighter-jet movie Stealth, a limp The Mummy sequel, and recently ...

Rob Cohen to direct Risk

Heist thriller to go into production in summer. Rob Cohen [pictured] will direct upcoming action heist thriller Risk. Set to go into production in summer, the film follows a brilliant thief as he is ...

Watch: 90-Minute Interview With Legendary Screenwriter William Goldman

While you may not know the name William Goldman (though, if you're reading this site, you probably should), you've likely seen one of his movies. "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid," "The Hot Rock," ...

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