Posts Tagged ‘terry gilliam’

ToDo ToDay: Lessons From Wham City

Comedy fans who dislike comedy clubs, rejoice: Tonight, Baltimore collective Wham City brings its Wonder Showzen-, Tim and Eric-, and Everything is Terrible!-inspired anti-comedy show to house venue Subterranean A. The group is touring its  newest “seminar” series, in which it covers hot topics like making money and the effects of alien advertising on humans. The [...]

Arts Roundup: Credit Where It’s Due Edition

Arnold Schwarzenegger, watch out: There's a new entertainer with political aspirations. Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. Despite having recently claimed to have no political intentions, the recording artist–who first found fame with the Fugees–is planning to parlay his recent earthquake-relief charity work into a presidential run in his native country. Hmm, wonder [...]

This Week’s Film Reviews: Crazy Heart and the Final Performance of Heath Ledger

All a country song needs, the modern proverb goes, is three chords and the truth. In the case of Bad Blake, the truth ain't pretty. Jeff Bridges plays a washed-up, liquor-soaked former country star in Crazy Heart, which critic Tricia Olszewski reviews in this week's City Paper. She writes:
Bridges is generating Oscar talk, and rightly [...]

AFI European Union Film Showcase, Nov. 5 – 24

AFI's 22nd annual European Union Film Showcase opens tonight with Mammoth, Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson's first English-language feature starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams.
The festival runs through Nov. 24 with centerpiece screenings including The Young Victoria, a period romance from Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Queen Victoria [...]