Being John Malkovich: Criterion Collection

May 17, 2012

Being John Malkovich (1999) heralded the arrival of not one but two unique voices in cinema: screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze. Both came from fairly modest origins, the former cutting his teeth writing for several television sitcoms... 

The Holiday

March 30, 2007

It’s scary to think that Nancy Meyers is the most financially successful female filmmaker in a male-dominated Hollywood. With audience-friendly efforts like What Women Want (2000) and Something’s Gotta Give (2003), that have grossed over $500 million... 

In Her Shoes

March 4, 2006

Curtis Hanson is a chameleon-like filmmaker. From L.A. Confidential (1997) to Wonder Boys (2000) to 8 Mile (2002), he refuses to be pigeon-holed by any one genre. His latest effort, In Her Shoes (2005), adapted from Jennifer Weiner’s novel by Erin Brockovich... 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

November 23, 2003

After more than twenty years of failed attempts and missed opportunities, Terry Gilliam has done what many thought impossible — he fully and faithfully realized Hunter S. Thompson’s classic novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, into a wonderfully...