|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $387,548,257 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #348)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Eyes Wide Shut (Director), Eyes Wide Shut (Producer), Eyes Wide Shut (Screenwriter), Spartacus (Director), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Murphy (Full Metal Jacket)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Nigel Galt, Marie Richardson|
November 5th, 2014
Christmas shopping season is definitely here. This week there is a flood of Christmas releases, as well as full-series TV on DVD Megasets. On the other hand, there isn't a flood of contenders for Pick of the Week. The biggest release of the week is Maleficent and I really liked the movie more than the average critic, but I don't think the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material. A Most Wanted Man is a better movie, but the DVD or Blu-ray release is weak. The same is true of Land Ho! on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The One I Love on DVD or Blu-ray. I haven't seen White Collar: Season 5 yet, but given the previous seasons, the DVD is Pick of the Week contender. I'm going with that selection and hopefully when the DVD arrives I won't regret that decision.
March 29th, 2013
It's kind of a mixed week when it comes to limited releases. There are quite a few of them, but not many that have good reviews and strong buzz. The best of these is Blancanieves, which I thought opened previously. There are some with good reviews and some with buzz, but not a lot that scream hit. The Place Beyond the Pines probably has the best chance at hitting major milestones.
March 21st, 2013
Life of Pi had the kind of buzz most films would kill for. From the very beginning, it was seen as a major player during Awards Season. In the end, it won four Oscars, including the second Best Director Oscar win for Ang Lee. On the other hand, many critics, even those who gave the film positive reviews, said it was more impressive as a technical achievement than has a story. Will I be won over by the story? Will I merely like the film's technical prowess? Or will I be one of the rare critics to simply not like the movie at all?
|6/26/1987||Full Metal Jacket||Murphy||$45,015,999||$0||$45,015,999|
|10/23/2012||Fear and Desire||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|7/16/1999||Eyes Wide Shut||Screenwriter,|
|6/26/1987||Full Metal Jacket||Director||$45,015,999||$0||$45,015,999|
|12/17/1971||A Clockwork Orange||Director||$26,589,355||$0||$26,589,355|
|4/2/1968||2001: A Space Odyssey||Director||$56,700,000||$12,000,000||$68,700,000|