David Lynch: surreal purveyor of the evil that lurks within | Observer profile
He directed Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, but it was the dark and quirky TV series Twin Peaks that made his name. Now, 25 years later, he is back with a remake. Just dont try to predict the outcome Last year, the celebrated American film maker David Lynch expressed the view that television is way more interesting than cinema now it seems art house has gone to cable. Just last week it was announced ...
Mail's in! Talkback on the Batman 100 and Caped Crusader overload
Big week for Bat-talk! Last week, I published a couple Geekly columns focusing on the Dark Knight Detective. First, I drew up my list of the hundred greatest Batman comics, movies, TV episodes, etc. Then I considered whether it was possible to have entirely too much Batman at one time.
IDA Documentary Awards to honor Robert Redford
The International Documentary Assn. will honor the actor, filmmaker and environmentalist Robert Redford with its Career Achievement Award, given to individuals who have had "a major impact on the documentary genre through a long and distinguished body of work."
The Walking Dead s5, episode 2 recap: "Everybody can't be bad"
Strangers' opens with much moody stalking of the dystopian wasteland, but with love in the air on multiple fronts - and friendships either being formed or repaired - is there a danger that, post-reunion, things will start to feel a little safe? Not a ...
The Book of Eli, 48 HRS, Robin Hood: films on TV today
It was immediately followed in January 2010 by The Book of Eli, a comparably bleak vision of a post-nuclear wasteland, which made money ... in order to chase down some (largely irrelevant) bad guys. Still hard to believe this was Murphy’s first film.
Is TV better than the movies?
In 1961 US Federal Communications Chairman Newton N Minow called television “a vast wasteland”. How times have changed ... with series like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire and, more recently, Masters of Sex, The Strain, The Knick and The Leftovers ...
Wash. lawmaker calls Arizona "racist wasteland"
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state lawmaker says he was just engaging in some sports trash talk when he called the state of Arizona a "racist wasteland ... said Fitzgibbon's message makes everyone look bad.
Welcome to TV's second "Golden Age"
(CBS News) TV's first Golden Age played out decades ago on old-fashioned console ... They were the weeds growing in a "vast wasteland" -- a withering criticism leveled at TV back in 1961 by then-FCC chairman Newton Minow. But if the TV landscape was ...