ELSA & FRED
By Kai Sacco | March 11, 2014
I’ve seen three of writer-director Michael Radford’s films: Il Postino (1994), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and recently, Elsa & Fred. The first I remember liking, but was so young when I watched it—six, to be exact—that a critique would be ridiculous; the second I found to be an admirable Shakespeare take, but poorly directed; the third I found of no real value, with a dull screenplay and terrible direction plaguing leads Christopher Plummer and Shirley MaClaine. I’ve never intended on viewing Radford’s entire filmography, but because of Elsa & Fred I won’t even entertain the idea. How can such an amateurish work come from such a veteran talent?
By Kai Sacco | March 6, 2014
Here’s my schedule for the 31st Miami International Film Festival, which kicks off on Friday, March 7th and ends on Sunday, March 16th. I have 12 movies to see over the course of the festival’s nine-day stretch and I’m hoping to review each one of them. Last year I had 11 but could only cover three due to interfering priorities; none of that will happen this time around as I’m completely free.
By Kai Sacco | March 2, 2014
Every single person, publication, blog, site and whoever/whatever in the world has been posting their Oscar “predictions;” so, rather than feed you guys another iteration of that, I’ve decided to compile my own nominations—with some changes.