Monthly Archives: March 2010

Great Scene: Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull is often called a “boxing movie,” and grouped alongside the likes of Rocky in discussions of such things.  The American Film Institute, for its part, proclaimed it the No. 1 sports movie of all time.  The label is erroneous.  Raging Bull concerns itself with many things, but sports is not chief […]

John Ford’s America: Monument Valley at the MFA

There are perhaps few directors whose films have suffered as much as John Ford’s have in the transition of big screen to televisions. While the politics can be oppressively conservative Ford’s films, without question, always look beautiful. It is this beauty that defines the current series at the MFA running right now, The Making of […]

The Bounty Hunter Review

As I sat on the Green Line on my way to the screening of Andy Tennant’s The Bounty Hunter, I thought I knew exactly what I was going to see.  In fact, I even began writing this review in my head.  However, I was pleasantly surprised.  Sure, there was the obvious scene or cliché joke […]

Eric Skillman Interview

You may not know the name, but you’ll know the work.  He creates a feeling for an entire film, distilled down to a tiny rectangular image.  The best of his colleagues and the best of the artists of the past have been able to stop you in your tracks as you’ve walked around the video […]