Coen Brothers Win DGA Award — Is ‘No Country’ a Lock for Best Picture?
Who will win? Also, who will lose?
A list of nominees on the WGA's Website might give away the winners.
Does this mean it's all over for Atonement?
Plus industry news on Peter Berg, the Coen brothers, and Tyler Perry … in space!
Plus: Amy Ryan, suddenly a front-runner?
The Coens or Julian Schnabel?
How will Hollywood win us back after the writers strike? They'll have to make movies based on video games. And not just the crappy kind they've been pumping out for the past decade — good ones!
Who's up? Who's down?
We've long wondered how, exactly, the Coen brothers' enigmatic, seemingly telepathic relationship works. And now we know!
Even the critics who hated it loved it!
Here are Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin on the reticent charm of Tommy Lee Jones and the dangers of working with rabid animals.
The Coen brothers seem poised for a return to nihilistic form.
Ryan Gosling Joins Lovely Bones: Ryan Gosling will play the murdered girl's father in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, joining the already-cast Rachel Weisz. We're throwing up our hands; Jackson seems determined to make a really good movie and damn the box-office consequences. God bless him.
For some time now, it's seemed that the richer, whiter parts of Brooklyn were opposed to Bruce Ratner's gargantuan Atlantic Yards project, while the poorer, minoritier parts were in favor. The development, including lots of market-rate housing, some below-market housing, and a future Brooklyn Nets stadium, has always attracted a weirdly disconnected array of reactions: Most blue-collar local residents welcomed it (more jobs, retail, etc.), while highbrow liberals — looking out for the people! — were aghast. (Entitled NIMBYism? Wishful suckerism? Who knows.) Was it possible, then, to be a pro-Yards guilty intellectual? Yes! Acceptance is just another twist of pretzel logic away, as demonstrated by the contrarian post-ironists at n+1. The stadium, writes Jonathan Liu, is a great idea precisely because it's all wrong for the borough. It's our ossified idea of what's right for the borough (brownstones, more brownstones) that's the problem, he says. Or something. Whatever he's saying, it seems Atlantic Yards has — finally! — reached the "Backlash to the Backlash" point on our Undulating Curve. A Sporting Chance [n+1] Mr. Ratner's Neighborhood [New York Magazine]
When Bruce Willis and his longtime producing partner, Arnold Rifkin, were marooned in Manhattan on September 11, the two took a somber walk down a muted Park Avenue. Along the way, a young fan spotted Willis and shouted, "Where is John McClane when you need him?!" "What I realized," says Rifkin, "is people wanted to see John McClane again."— Ben Mathis-Lilley
Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Fiorello LaGuardia. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? There are too many great meals to pick one out. We are so spoiled; everything is great. I recently gave sushi another chance at Japonais, and I loved it. I also had a great filet there. I tried sushi once before, and it was bad. Literally bad. It ruined sushi for me for almost a decade, which is tragic.