Kind of a boring game, this time around

Mocking Us

The thing about splitting the end of a trilogy into two movies—the modern, assuredly money-making trend in adapting novels into cinematic franchises—is that movie one is always the less-satisfying pa...
The player at work

The Player

The semi-sordid story of Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), a studio executive who winds up getting away with manslaughter, was already a novel when its author, Michael Tolkin, helped turn it into the movie...
The Shooting

The weirder west

Both are westerns, a highly cinematic genre, but their stories unfold far from even the most makeshift signs of civilization, in deserts of burnt gold, blood orange, aged mustard and glistening amber...
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Altman a look at a legend of cinema

An affectionate braid of biography, tributes and reminiscences, Ron Mann’s Altman is a likable documentary about the late maverick of American cinema—yes, likable, just as Robert Altman himself...
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Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs Miller

Robert Altman, that director of overlapping, interweaving, undercutting stories, soon followed his first mainstream success, MASH, with a film set in another makeshift encampment, patched together ev...
War ... kinda

M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H (1970), resounding with Robert Altman’s American idioms—the democratic swirl of voices; the drift into nooks and crannies; the docudrama-like survey of a makeshift settlement or cloiste...
Kind of a boring game, this time around

Mocking us

The thing about splitting the end of a trilogy into two movies—the modern, assuredly money-making trend in adapting novels into cinematic franchises—is that movie one is always the less-satisfying pa...