Topic: Film

May 21, 2014

Marc Maron, the defensive artist formerly known as Metta World Peace, and a bunch of mostly douchey-seeming dudes made a movie called All Wifed Out. There are no wives in it. It's complicated, and it's not.

February 21, 2014

Twenty years after its release, William Friedkin's college basketball opus is a lot less convincing and no less watchable. And Nick Nolte's poly-blend coach sweaters have really held up.

February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was all wrong as Art Howe, but was perfect anyway. For all his dazzling talent, it was Hoffman's willingness to doing more -- to do the most -- that made him great. It might have unmade him, too.

January 29, 2014

The other 1970's disaster flick in which awful things happen at the Super Bowl is not very good, but somehow is both worse and more fun to watch than Black Sunday. Having Jack Klugman and John Cassavettes in the same cast helps.

January 10, 2014

A tale of a Yugoslavian mule, a very desperate football team coached by Don Knotts, and romantic love. It's a Disney film, naturally.

October 30, 2013

The 1977 TV movie Murder At The World Series offers none of the excitement of the World Series, and barely any murder. But it does offer notably more Intense Bruce Boxleitner acting and Houston Astros than any Fall Classic in recent memory.

May 15, 2013

A young John Wayne. A chicken farm in peril. A hockey team that's sort of like the New York Rangers, and John Wayne playing hockey for that team to save his chicken farm. It's 1937, and it's about as weird as it sounds.

April 30, 2013

The NBA was a strange place in the late 1970s, if probably not quite as strange as the version depicted in 1979's gloriously batshit Jonathan Winters/Julius Erving vehicle The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Few things, really, could be much stranger.

April 25, 2013

A movie theater owned by Shaquille O'Neal canceled a screening of a documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal. Dave Zirin is not happy about it. What's going on here?

April 2, 2013

In which Alan Thicke and Werner Herzog, two of the great film artists of their generation, tackle the filmic possiblilities of skiing. Not in the same film, sadly.