Category Archives: Actors & Creators

Bill Murray’s movies

Through the rest of July and August, there's a Bill Murray film festival happening here in Halifax. Every Friday night you can check out one of his movies down at the waterfront: Outdoor movie joy. The big ones are represented, including Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Rushmore. This week I wrote a piece in The…Read More

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

For folks younger than myself, there'll be a lot of head-scratching today over the hubbub surrounding the passing of Elizabeth Taylor. She was a lot more than the tabloid fodder, Michael Jackson-gal pal and kooky pop culture presence that she became late in life. She was a titan of Hollywood's old studio system. I have…Read More

Tilda Swinton

I was thinking about Michael Clayton yesterday. The 2007 thriller starring George Clooney was directed by Tony Gilroy, who may be best know for his screenplays for all three Bourne movies. It was announced this week that he's in talks to direct the next Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy, since Paul Greengrass dropped out. Matt…Read More

Arthur Penn 1922-2010

Penn, who died yetsreday, was a great director whose reputation rested largely on a just a few key movies, most prominently Bonnie and Clyde from 1967, which along with Easy Rider kicked off the American auteur period that ran through the 1970s. Borrowing liberally from the French New Wave, Penn gave American audiences a realism…Read More

Julianne Moore

I've been a fan of Julianne Moore for years, and I figure it's only a matter of time before this lady nabs herself an Oscar, given her history of nominations. Maybe this year, as she had great notices in The Kids Are All Right. The people at Slashfilm posted this great montage of her teary…Read More