By: Henry J. Fromage –
I’m not sure it’ll get more meta than when I write a review of Life Itself, a documentary based on the life of a movie reviewer. Then again, I’m certainly no Roger Ebert, and he’s led a much more interesting life than just writing movie reviews, from working with cult filmmaker and schlock aficionado Russ Meyer up to the tragic cancer that claimed his lower jaw. Steve James (Hoop Dreams) will direct, which makes it all the more intriguing.
Yes, Roger Ebert wrote this
One of my favorite films of the year so far is British filmmaker Terence Davies’ beautiful drama The Deep Blue Sea, and his next project sounds even more interesting. A Quiet Passion will tell the story of noted American poet Emily Dickinson, who lived a life of obscurity before being posthumously recognized as perhaps the greatest poet this country ever produced. He already has his star, too, having expressly written the role for her. So, a reunion with Rachel Weisz or Gillian Anderson? Nope… Cynthia Nixon.
Yes, Miranda = Emily Dickinson, apparently
Park Chan-Wook just made his Hollywooddebut with Stoker, which hasn’t even been seen yet, and he’s already lining up follow-ups. We’ve already talked about The Brigands of Rattleborge, which still needs to cast a big name to balance out its violence, so it looks like Corsica 72 might end up being his next instead. The writers of this Black List script, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, have seen their stock uptick with the upcoming Skyfall, and this one looks almost as intriguing as the latest Bond. The story is about a Corsican love triangle between two childhood friends, one now wrapped up in the Mafia and one not, and a pretty young woman named Lucia. Good luck, regular guy.
Nah, the Mafia likes to play fair.