Dargis and Zoller Seitz on Hopper

Manohla Dargis uses words and Matt Zoller Seitz uses images and pictures to reflect on the mad genius of Dennis Hopper.

Dennis Hopper diagnosed with prostate cancer

Sad new to pass along this evening as THR reports that Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to begin treatment. There’s no word on the prognosis or if this has anything to do with his hospitalization earlier this month. Best wishes to Goon, Dave Hastings, Billy, Moon, (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 10/2/08

The wide releases are a mixed bag this week so let’s cut through the crap and lead off with a couple of movies that are only playing in limited release but have received the coveted LiC stamp of approval. Ballast Stark, minimalist and naturalistic, Ballast may not be the feel-good movie of the fall, but it’s (read…)

LiC 2008 Fall Forecast: October

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Samantha Morton in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York Moving right along with the Fall Forecast. Here’s what’s coming up in October. Once again, all dates are subject to change based on studio whim. LiC’s picks are starred. October 3 An American Carol. I love Airplane! as much as anyone, but David (read…)

Review: Elegy (2008) *** 1/2

Penélope Cruz in Elegy Based on Philip Roth’s novel The Dying Animal, Isabel Coixet’s romantic drama Elegy stars Ben Kingsley as David Kepesh, a college literature professor who spent the sexual revolution of the ’60s married. Eventually abandoning his wife and son, he spent the ensuing years making up for lost time, jumping from one (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/8/08

  This week’s Forecast starts off with a film that has already been released. Why? Because it’s one of the best movies of the year so far and it’s finally expanding from the two theaters in which it opened. If you’re wondering when I’m going to shut up about Man on Wire, the answer is: (read…)

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