Loosely based on a popular graphic novel series by Ming-Woo Hyung, Priest is an efficient mélange of genres that owes as much to Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and John Ford’s The Searchers as it does to supernaturally based manga. Sadly, the only reason it doesn’t get an F is a couple of performances.
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Tonight, TCM presents the first of seven one-hour episodes of its ambitious history of filmmaking in America, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood [Mondays, 8/7C]. Featuring previously unseen footage [a Frenchwoman directing a sound-sync film twenty-two years before The Jazz Singer!] and interviews with both noted film historians and Hollywood luminaries, the series […]
We all know the story of how Heath Ledger’s death almost derailed Terry Gilliam’s latest film – and how three of Ledger’s friends [Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell] stepped in to finish the film after Gilliam tweaked the script to allow for their presences. The result, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, is one […]