Screening Log #64: Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce Directed by Baz Luhrmann Starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, and Richard Roxburgh       Somewhat apropos of the recent spate of Great Gatsby related publicity material surfacing of late – or, at least, in the light of this marketing which allows this piece some slice … Continue reading

Screening Log #60.1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Written by Steve Kloves based on the novel by J.K. Rowling Directed by Chris Columbus Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson       This entry marks the first in a series of screening log entries that are going to appear for the Harry Potter series of films, so perhaps if you are … Continue reading

Screening Log #48: The Piano Teacher (2001)

Written by Michael Haneke, based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek Directed by Michael Haneke Starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, and Annie Girardot       The fact of desire is a strange contradiction. The presence of desire is often romanticized, abstracted into something passionate, but there is implicit in desire an admission of lack … Continue reading