Tagged Terry Gilliam

Movies of Mention! Mifune: The Last Samurai, Manchester by the Sea, and Lost in La Mancha

Welcome to your movie-geek roundup of what’s new and worth your attention on the big screen and streaming at home. Let us know in the comments what you’re going to be watching! Netflix Mifune: The Last Samurai (Now Streaming) If you’ve never heard of famed Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, you’re in for a treat. If you have heard of him, you’ll enjoy this documentary. Narrated by Keanu Reeves, the movie covers not only Mifune’s lengthy movie career but the...

Throwback Thursday: Something Is Coming and It Is Wicked

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. As mentioned in a previous column, in the late ’70s and early ’80s Disney tried to establish itself outside of the animation and kid-friendly genres. Another movie that tried to appeal to a slightly older audience as part of these efforts was 1983’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. Based on...

Throwback Thursday: Journey into a Time of Legend

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—“classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. I didn’t consciously plan it this way, but it’s back-to-back Ridley Scott weeks. Last time I looked at Kingdom of Heaven while this time it’s 1985’s Legend. This is Sir Ridley’s one and only foray into the fantasy genre; however, it has a lot of things going for it. There...

Throwback Thursday: It’s Just Another Day in Brazil

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—“classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. What do you get when you take a little bit of George Orwell’s dystopian 1984, a pinch of noir, a healthy dose of bureaucratic nonsense, and a former animator-turned-director? It’s Terry Gilliam’s cult masterpiece, 1985’s Brazil. Coming out of the roles of animator and occasional actor for Monty Python’s Flying Circus,...

Throwback Thursday: Where Ya Gonna Be for CONvergence 2015?

Ahead of schedule, and in lieu of a regular column this week focusing on one film, I thought I’d let you all know where I’m going to be at CONvergence this year and what I’ll be covering. I would love to meet anyone who reads this weekly column and hear your thoughts. What have you liked? Have I introduced you to some films you haven’t known about? Have you rediscovered something? What would you like me to focus on...

Six Geeky Movies to Check Out this Winter

The holidays are over. Spring seems like a long way away. You need a distraction. Here are some movies that will get you out and about and maybe cure some of those winter doldrums. Release dates are based on the best available at publication but are, of course, subject to change. 1. Project Almanac (January 30) A group of teenagers discovers plans for a time machine. What would you do? Build one, of course! But as we all know,...
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