A Wedding

Robert Altman developed a unique, instantly recognizable style that no one has ever come close to imitating well, with his enormous ensemble casts, consciously sloppy camera work and fly-on-the-wall sound design. Sometimes, that organized chaos ends up in a mess of a film Altman himself can't save, like Prêt-à-Porter, and sometimes it ends up as … Continue reading A Wedding

Faerie Tale Theatre (Season 2)

The second season of this marvelous series features a great set of actors doing their best to subvert the fairy tale genre with sharp dialogue and clever asides while remaining a perfectly respectable kids' show: Rapunzel stars Shelley Duvall in the lead role, with Jeff Bridges abiding as the Prince.... and the brilliant Gena Rowlands … Continue reading Faerie Tale Theatre (Season 2)

Faerie Tale Theater (Season 1)

Quite easily the greatest 80's kid TV show not starring Paul Reubens, Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater is a crazy masterpiece that hits all the right notes: classic stories, edgy screenplays, the coolest cast of actors, and a self-aware sensibility that was light years' ahead of anything being produced while Reagan was president (with- again- … Continue reading Faerie Tale Theater (Season 1)