Posts Tagged ‘james franco’

James Franco (Allen Ginsberg), David Strathairn (Ralph McIntosh). Screenplay by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Rating: 15. Running time: 84 minutes. ‘… who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy.’ Poetry, obscenity, or both? Howl might still be provocative today, but imagining […]


I’ll try to keep this short, because I planned to make both predictions and prescriptions (that is, guessing who will win but also saying who should in fact bloody win) nearer to the time when I have had the chance to see both True Grit and The Fighter. Until then, however, I couldn’t resist making […]


James Franco (Aron Ralston). Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle. Directed by Danny Boyle. Rating: 15. Running time: 94 minutes. Does Danny Boyle take pride in consistently making damn good films out of the most banal cinematic material imaginable? He should do. That’s not to say that the story of Aron Ralston – an […]