Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Approaching Death via Denial

The film Synecdoche, New York [1,2] has been highly acclaimed by film critics, appearing on numerous “best films of 2008”, “best films of the decade”, and even “best films of all time.” [3] But the film was a commercial disaster, costing over $20 million to make, but grossing only about $3M [4]. The reasons for … Continue reading Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Approaching Death via Denial

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SYNECDOCHE, NY @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for November is “Struggling With a Plan”.  Wow, the weather shift has been pretty dramatic, sunny & cold, with heavy winds in the South Sound--had two power outages already today. Let’s assume all this wind business will be curtailed by this Friday when the Tacoma Film Club … Continue reading SYNECDOCHE, NY @ CSL

PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR NOVEMBER 2014

Producers’ Film Picks for November 2014 The theme for these three films is “Struggling with a Plan”. THEATRICAL RELEASE BIRDMAN (2014) aka THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE Written & Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu & 119 minutes. The film stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifanakis, Emma Stone, & Naomi Watts. Synopsis: A washed up actor, … Continue reading PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR NOVEMBER 2014