It's already that time of year, when the nominations for the Golden Globes — the biggest precursor to the Oscars —are announced, and the nominees for 2013 hold a few pleasant surprises.
Gene Hackman, 82, is a traditional kind of guy, so you best not go insulting his wife, Betsy Arakawa, 51, as one homeless man in in Santa Fe, N.M., found out the hard way when Hackman reportedly slapped him after he approached the couple and used a not-so-nice word in reference to Arakawa, his wife since 1991.
The Sparrow is a moody, mellow, malevolent caress. Although New Zealand's James Milne and his musical guise Lawrence Arabia may not yet be recognizable names, Milne is not wholly new to the music scene.
It’s been five years since Wes Anderson’s last live-action movie, and at no other time has his legacy and influence been so apparent than during his absence. The likes of Richard Ayoade’s Submarine attempted to grapple with the sartorial significance of coming-of-age, and the likes of Diablo Cody and Anderson’s own partner-in-crime, Noah Baumbach, have taken up the mantle of quotable angst and deadpan introspection, respectively.
Festival opener Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s follow-up to the Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox, is garnering well-deserved attention. The film is classic Anderson, saturated with a splendid vein of melancholic childhood nostalgia.