Tag Archive for ridley scott

In absentia

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You may or may not have noticed a conspicuous lack of blog entries since I took former film-master Ridley Scott to task for his dreadful Prometheus. There are a number of reasons (or excuses) for this. In the end, I…

Scientific improbability

Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender

It’s been a depressing half-decade for Ridley Scott fans. His track record has been bleak ever since 2007′s American GangsterĀ and from thereĀ he’s been accelerating down an ever-steepening slope that bottoms out with Prometheus, the new film with which he has…

Fairly stale faerie tale

Envision this look... for two solid hours

After the less-than-enthusiastic reception Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror received earlier this year, first-time director Rupert Sanders delivers what can be confidently said is the more anticipated update of the Grimms’ faerie tale, Snow White and the Huntsman, a roving, drifting…

Ridley at 33

Ridley Scott is my favorite contemporary director. One of the few whose movies I will see by sheer virtue of his directorial involvement. His eye for photography is fantastic and his narrative pacing ebbs and flows like gentle surf. His…

Robin Who?

In the interest of full disclosure, I immediately admit that I am a Ridley Scott apologist. He’s one of only two directors from whom I eagerly anticipate a new film (the other being the brilliant Paul Thomas Anderson). Additionally, this…

Best. Year. Ever.

It’s a requirement of every blog. At the end of each year/decade/millennium, every cineaste, film fan, movie maven, what-have-you, is obliged to recap his or her favorite flicks of that timespan.