With “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” can Werner Herzog resurrect the legitimate film career of Nicolas Cage, who for the past five years has been almost exclusively gorging on turgid blockbusters while morphing at Mach speed into the physical likeness of something akin to Klaus Kinski’s younger brother?
Delving into the world of a “no budget” production company, John Patterson of The Guardian is Seeking Asylum: the rise of Hollywood’s Z-movies.
Director Chan-wook Park of “Old Boy” notoriety returns to the States this year with “Thirst,” a priest as vampire opus.
Jarvis Cocker chats to Wes Anderson in Interview about a multitude of topics, including Anderson’s forthcoming stop motion animation feature, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”
One Film Wonder: Director Jean-Jacques Beineix cast Wilhelmenia Fernandez in the titular role for his stylish and absorbing 1981 thriller, “Diva.” As opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, she is stalked and then befriended by an obsessive fan immersed in international political and criminal intrigue. Born in Philadelphia, Fernandez, who is also known professionally as Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, was a respected soprano when chosen by Beineix for her only feature-film performance. In the subsequent years, she has traveled the word performing in operas and recitals and has made numerous recordings, most notably of George Gershwin and African-American spirituals.