In his feature directorial debut, author, visual artist and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio has fashioned a lively social history that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity and their work, as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define American culture in the 1980s. An exuberant, mixed media collage ….
Filmmaker Wayne Kramer (Crossing Over, Running Scared, The Cooler) has been tapped to direct the crime thriller Pretty Boy Floyd, according to the RiskyBusiness Blog. Kevin Bernhardt wrote the screenplay based on the life of notorious bank robber Charles Arthur Floyd, who committed numerous robberies and other crimes around Kansas City and the Midwest in ….
Producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced earlier today that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are teaming up to co-host the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, according to THR. Martin previously hosted the Oscars in 2001 and 2003, and has been a presenter on a number of occasions. Baldwin has presented awards at the big event, ….
For those of you who don’t Know, Wayne Kramer is the amazingly talented young writer/director of The Cooler and Running Scared. Both films were spirited character studies of damaged souls attempting to redeem themselves, while surrounded by other severely damaged and broken souls. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to Kramer’s latest effort – Crossing ….
The DVD store has a fun new section called Cult Cinema Icons. It features film collections of actors, directors, writers and producers, that have created “cult” favorites of genre cinema, particularly in the action, adventure, horror and sci-fi genres. Along with obvious choices like Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Charles Bronson, Sonny Chiba, Quentin Tarantino and ….
Wayne Kramer directed the hard-boiled thriller Running Scared back in 2006. I was surprised the movie didn’t have a better run in U.S. theaters. It was extremely well-crafted, and the contrasty cinematography, reminded me of Mel Gibson’s revenge action flick Payback. There’s a great animatic at the end of the film, composed wholly of Kramer’s ….