Excerpt: I’m a sucker for the Academy Awards. I don’t profess to have all the answers, have the “right” taste and essentially shrug my shoulders and will give any movie a chance. I think “The Academy” likes that, but then again they most likely don’t know I exist. I’m getting to a point, I promise.
Excerpt: I have no idea why this happens or why it happens so often in Hollywood, but I call them “twin movies.” You know what I’m talking about, films that have a similiar theme or plot, though they have different actors.
Excerpt: Jacques Tati was one of the most inspired comic writers, directors, and actors of the 20th century, though his sense of humor was so dry and subtle that his movies are often more brilliant than funny.
Summary: The biggest mystery about 'The Illusionist' is what has taken Fox so long to release it on Blu-ray. The film is an engaging period thriller with compelling performances and atmosphere. The high-def disc looks and sounds pretty great overall, despite a few flaws.
Excerpt: His name is Eisenheim (Edward Norton). He's a stage illusionist. In Vienna, at the end of the nineteenth century, he's something of a cause c�l�bre. His illusions aren't the cheap parlour tricks other magicians perform. They're impressive, artistic even and sometimes they seem uncomfortably real.
Excerpt: Writer-director Neil Burger crafted his debut feature, Interview With The Assassin , into a prime example of clever-for-its-own-sake filmmaking: It's a mock documentary profiling a man who might possibly have been John F. Kennedy's second assassin.