“[He] always looked relaxed, with a Bronx-bred saunter to his step and often a leather baseball cap pulled low over his eyes, but he always played hard, whether for a European concert hall or a New York subway platform.”
The man has churned out a movie a year since the 1970s; taken as a whole, those films cover a bewildering array of subject matter and approach. Andrew O’Hehir sorts it all out.
“Why do we have this uncritical reverence for the published writer? Why does the simple fact of publication suddenly make a person, hitherto almost derided, now a proper object of our admiration, a repository of special and important knowledge about the human condition?”
“She enforces order, here a street and there a house, and then – wham! – she is able to destroy the whole plan and start again. Given the God-like way many architects carry on, it’s probably helpful to get a sense of this feeling as early as possible.”
Donna Tartt’s bestselling book inspires fans to converge on the small museum, which has more than doubled its membership during the show that features the painting from the novel.
“Ever since the Academy expanded its best picture category to as many as 10 nominees in 2009, only 59 percent of Golden Globe best picture nominees have earned Oscar nominations. The odds improve for the actual Golden Globe winners: 88 percent of them have gone on to earn Oscar nominations.”
“With every F-bomb comes more work for editors skilled in dubbing over such expletives for different markets, age groups and broadcast times.”
But – and this is key – it’s part of the Beats empire (those headphones that can cost $450).