There’s a new issue of Midnight Eye up online with all kinds of Japanese cinematic goodness — check it out.
The Onion AV Club has the bestest, most pessimistic summer move guide ever. How much do we heart them? So much.
In the New York Observer, professional angry person Dale Peck peels his all-seeing critical eye away from literature for a moment to address, angrily, the latest three "Star Wars" movies. Then he bashes away at the two before those for good measure.
At indieWIRE, Wendy Mitchell writes in from London about her chat with Danny Boyle about his movie "Sunshine," that sci-fi thing about a mission to the sun/some God metaphor. He also repeats what he’s said before about wanting to do a "Trainspotting" sequel once the original cast has aged enough.
At the Village Voice, a talk with Arnaud Desplechin, whose "Kings and Queen" opens here this Friday: "I saw two American films last year that were absolutely new to me:
‘Mystic River’ for its classicism and ‘Kill Bill’ for its inventiveness.
It’s amazing that the American commercial system allows such a weird
object like ‘Kill Bill’ to exist."
And at the New York Times, Caryn James suggests we have a new steotypical film hero — the traumatized Gulf War veteran.
+ New issue (Midnight Eye)
+ Prelude to Disappointment: The Summer Movie Preview (Onion AV Club)
+ Sith-Boom-Bah! (NY Observer)
+ Dispatch from Europe: Danny Boyle’s Sci-Fi Plans and "The Plague" Spreads Online (indieWIRE)
+ King’s Gambit (Village Voice)
+ The Arrival of a New World-Weary War Hero: The Traumatized Gulf Veteran (NY Times)