All posts by Rustin Thompson

  • Dirty Harry: Revisited

    Warner Bros. is celebrating its 85th anniversary with something they are calling the Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set, which features all five Dirty...

  • Gambling on Poker Movies

    Blackjack may be the game of choice in Robert Luketic’s 21, which hits theaters today. But in honor of the American public’s fascination with all...

  • Top 10 Films of 2007

    Longtime MM contributor and “Short Takes” blog author Rus Thompson shares his picks for the 10 best films of 2007—and a few misses. 1. Before...

  • Rus Thompson’s Short Takes: December 2007

    Favorite of the Month: Jesus of Montreal (1989) This French Canadian film is a witty and provocative interpretation of Jesus’ last days, first told through...

  • Rus Thompson’s Short Takes: November 2007

    Favorite of the month: The TV Set (2007) What could be more fun than watching Sigourney Weaver as a stone-hearted bitch of a TV executive?...

  • Rus Thompson’s Short Takes: October 2007

    Favorite of the Month: The Lives of Others (2006) A story of surveillance and intrigue set during the finals days of East Germany’s soul-killing embrace...

  • Robert Greenwald

    Rupert Murdoch, George W. Bush and Al Franken “star” in Robert Greenwald’s Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism Here is a scene in Robert Greenwald’s...

  • Poker Movies

    Robert Shaw, Robert Redford and Paul Newman aren’t all in on The Sting (1973), directed by George Roy Hill. When Jennifer Wood, the managing editor...

  • The Best of Steve McQueen

    Bullitt Something always Ate at Steve McQueen. Jabbed at him, circled him, closed in. Some kind of penitent force hovered over his life and career,...

  • Haskell Wexler

    Wexler (right): Even his lesser films are well worth watching. WHEN HASKELL WEXLER WON the 1966 Best Cinematography Oscar for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,...