The Darkness of Kevin Spacey: Swimming With Sharks and How Hollywood Breeds Monsters

The mighty always fall. There’s a moment, early in the recent Rolling Stones Documentary Crossfire Hurricane, where Mick Jagger discusses the level of truth to the band’s bad-boy image, as marketed by manager/impresario Andrew Loog Oldham: “When you cast actors for a part, you look to find actors suitable for the part. We were actors … More The Darkness of Kevin Spacey: Swimming With Sharks and How Hollywood Breeds Monsters

Murder on the Orient Express and 1970’s Cinema

After Mark Steyn administers the appropriate thwacking to Branagh’s recent flop PC adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express – in which perhaps the worst crime is giving Poirot a preposterous walrus mustache – he moves on to speak glowingly of Sydney Lumet’s 1974 version: Oh, to be sure, Lumet’s Orient Express is of its time, and the color … More Murder on the Orient Express and 1970’s Cinema

Lost in Westeros

So a friend of mine texted me yesterday with the words “New Game of Thrones book out 11/20.” And I got all excited and stuff. Because I’d pretty much given up on ever seeing Winds of Winter this year. And that’s a day before my birthday. Serendipity, right? RIGHT. TWOW CONFIRMED. GET HYPE! Oh. No, winter … More Lost in Westeros