Archive for tag: Cocoon

Review: ‘Cocoon’ / ‘Lifeforce’

9 February, 2013 (08:10) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Turner Classic Movies will show Cocoon, one of Ron Howard’s pretty-good movies, this coming Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time. The following review appeared in The Weekly during the film’s 1985 first run. Also on screens then was another sci-fi film in a very different key, Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce. That won’t be on […]

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The Most Taxing People in Film: Ron Howard

14 April, 2011 (08:01) | by Richard T. Jameson, Directors, Essays | By: Richard T. Jameson

Back in 1993, during a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the auteur theory in America, critic-turned-filmmaker Paul Schrader identified a then-current Hollywood trend: “If you learned your craft in episodic television, you learned two things. One: how to take orders and be on time. And two: how to please people. So now who are […]

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