This original TCM documentary by film historian and author Richard Schickel is a well documented tale of a child actor coming of age before our very eyes, transforming into filmmaker and ultimately auteur, as acclaimed filmmaker Ron Howard recounts his remarkable career from child star to Academy Award-winning director.
This Monday, September 29th, Robert Osborne will host an evening with the prolific and overwhelmingly successful produce Walter Mirisch, as the multiple Academy Award winner talks about his fascinating life and awe inspiring career in the movie business, followed by a 4-movie salute of some of the craft man’s best.
Celebrities reveal their influences in this original series hosted by film critic Elvis Mitchell. The premiere episode aired July 7 and featured the late Sydney Pollack in his last in-depth interview. However, it seemed abrupt and truncated. When you’re talking about the influences that have shaped an artist’s life, a half hour is too short to cover the subject sufficiently. It definitely left me wanting more.
TCM Presents An (uninspiring) Evening with Norman Jewison, hosted by venerable film historian and TCM on-air personality Robert Osborne this Thursday, September 13th.
After more than fifty years of exemplary film criticism for Life and Time Magazines, and directing biographies on such iconic filmmakers are Eastwood and Scorsese, Richard Schickel casts his gaze on the most famous movie director of all time, who rarely interviews or gives commentaries on their DVDs. Given the rare opportunity to hear him talk about his life and achievements, why does this feel so flat and lifeless?
“Gilmore Girls” draws to a close on May 15th, and I couldn’t be more depressed. I’m never one to fall in love with a television show that didn’t star yellow cartoon characters, so to watch “Gilmore” end after a seven season run breaks my rusted, cancerous critic heart.