Splendor in the Page

Nocturnal Animals (2016) W/D: Tom Ford. DP: Seamus McGarvey. Starring: Amy Adams/Jake Gyllenhaal/Michael Shannon/Aaron Taylor-Johnson/Isla Fisher/Armie Hammer/Ellie Bamber/Karl Glusman/Laura Linney/Michael Shannon/Andrea Riseborough/Robert Aramayo. (Based on the novel Tony & Susan by Austin Wright)  It is rarity in the world of film adaptions to find a film that manages to improve upon a novel with such style as Nocturnal…

A Commercial Inflation

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) D: Zack Snyder. DP: Larry Fong. W: Chris Terrio & David S. Goyer. Starring: Henry Cavill/Ben Affleck/Jeremy Irons/Gal Gadot/Amy Adams/Jesse Eisenberg/Holly Hunter/Scoot McNairy/Laurence Fishburne/Diane Lane. (Based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and the Superman character created by Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster.)…

Quick! Let’s See it Again!

The Muppets (2011). D: James Bobin. DP: Don Burgess. W: Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller. Starring: Jason Segel/Amy Adams/Chris Cooper/Rashida Jones/Jack Black/ with the voice talents of: Steve Whitmore/Eric Jacobson/Dave Goelz/Bill Baretta/David Rudman/Matt Vogel/Peter Linz. (Includes numerous cameos, but I wouldn’t want to spoil them here!) This holiday season started off with a big bang…