Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen Biopic Finally Takes Flight

Queen was a band that found outsize popularity despite, or more likely because of a flamboyant lead singer who denied his sexuality until the end of his life. Supported by a trio of ... Continue Reading →

The Sisters Brothers

We have riffed before about the help a clever film title brings in the marketplace. In this case, a quick glance at the title engenders a double take, and further consideration. The ... Continue Reading →

The Old Man & The Gun – Robert Redford’s Last Ride in Front of the Camera?

Robert Redford, in what he claims will be his last role in front of the camera, remains a decades-long box office draw. He has shown his skill behind the camera, but it is as a star ... Continue Reading →

A Star is Born

Gallons of ink has been spilled about the wisdom of green lighting a remake of a prior film. Here we are faced with the fourthversion of a film that captures the entertainment business ... Continue Reading →

What is the Future of Hollywood? How Will Tech Participate? Predictions Abound at TheGrill 2018

The annual gathering of TheGrill, produced by TheWrap, provided attendees with myriad up close and personal observations about the state of the business. As in years past, the producers ... Continue Reading →

Free Solo

In the past, clever marketing mavens would present pseudo-serious warnings to filmgoers about the hazards of watching a particular film. That tactic undoubtedly sold tickets. Here, ... Continue Reading →

Papillion, Revisited

The archives in Hollywood are bulging with remakes. Many consider remakes evidence of a dearth of creativity (“hey, what about this film? It worked pretty well before, we still have ... Continue Reading →

Juliet, Naked

It’s always good strategy to select a provocative film title, as cutting through the advertising clutter remains the prime directive. In this case, the marketing folks at Lionsgate ... Continue Reading →