All posts for the month October, 2009


Movie review by Greg Carlson Reviewers should have a grand time coming up with all manner of clever aviation metaphors as they trash “Amelia,” a handsome but empty biopic of iconic pilot Amelia Earhart.  One might say that Mira Nair’s film fails to take flight, that the script by Ron Bass and Anna Hamilton Phelan […]

Patrick Coyle Interview

Interview by Greg Carlson Writer-director Patrick Coyle’s Minneapolis-based “Into Temptation” will open at the Fargo Theatre on Friday, October 23, 2009.  The 7pm screening on Friday evening will include a special appearance by Coyle, along with critic and writer James Lileks.   Greg Carlson: You mentioned that a significant inspiration for “Into Temptation” came from […]

Where the Wild Things Are

Movie review by Greg Carlson So potent is the alchemy of Maurice Sendak’s 1963 “Where the Wild Things Are” that writers, critics, and bloggers have recently generated the equivalent of several monographs addressing its potentialities of meaning: J. Hoberman notes John Cech’s “Angels and Wild Things: The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak,” Jack Shafer visits […]

It Might Get Loud

Movie review by Greg Carlson As beautiful and exciting as the music made by its trio of subjects, “It Might Get Loud” is a warmly engaging documentary that will please and delight longtime fans of Led Zeppelin, U2, and the White Stripes.  The movie will also most certainly create new admirers.  Conceived by producer Thomas […]


Movie review by Greg Carlson WARNING: The following review discusses the identity of an actor who makes an unexpected appearance in “Zombieland.”  Do not read the article if you plan to attend the movie and would like to preserve the surprise. Neophyte feature director Ruben Fleischer delivers one of the most breathless and entertaining movies […]