Archive for tag: Ron Howard

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 […]

Blood and Ashes

22 August, 2011 (05:19) | by Rick Hermann, Film Festivals, Westerns | By: Rick Hermann

[Originally published in Movietone News 53, January 1977] Don Siegel, a man with an impressive history of making competent, toughminded, fast-moving films, admits that he’s trying to alter his “image” as an action director. In his most recent film, The Shootist, we can feel the tug between action and reflection, violence and elegy, present and […]

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 […]

Review: Hollywood’s Wild Angel

8 November, 2009 (16:16) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 64-65, March 1980] I’ve never had the opportunity to see Allan Arkush and Joe Dante’s Hollywood Boulevard;on the other hand, I suspect that I saw a fair portion of it in Roger Corman: Hollywood’s Wild Angel,Christian Blackwood’s genial film dossier on Roger Corman, whose New World Pictures released the movie. […]