Tag Archives: Cybill Shepherd

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

THE TRUE STORY OF THE LAST FILM FROM ORSON WELLES.  The same year when Morgan Neville made the critically celebrated Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, he also took on Orson Welles and the fabulous story of how the director spent years trying to finish his last movie, The Other Side of the … Continue reading They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

Last Picture Show: Small-Town Decay

ANARENE, TEXAS, 1951. NOTHING MUCH HAS CHANGED… The most famous film Peter Bogdanovich ever made didn’t come from a complete beginner. In the 1960s, he had worked as a film programmer for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and critic for Esquire. After deciding to become a director, he went to work … Continue reading Last Picture Show: Small-Town Decay

The Muse

IN GODDESS WE TRUST. Screenwriter Steven Phillips (Albert Brooks) has lost his touch and enlists help from a muse called Sarah (Sharon Stone), but she doesn’t come cheap. Director Brooks’s message seems to be that Hollywood is full of frail egos that believe inspiration will come from anywhere but hard work. “Anywhere” in this case … Continue reading The Muse

Taxi Driver: Rough Justice

ON EVERY STREET, IN EVERY CITY, THERE’S A NOBODY WHO DREAMS OF BEING A SOMEBODY. Travis Bickle can’t stand the streets of New York. He’s waiting for the rain that will wash the trash off the streets, all the thieves, murderers, queers, pimps, hookers. They’re all the same to him. He can’t sleep, which is … Continue reading Taxi Driver: Rough Justice