Archive for tag: sex lies and videotape

How Steven Soderbergh’s ‘sex, lies and videotape’ Still Influences Sundance After 25 Years

15 January, 2014 (11:48) | by Sean Axmaker, Essays | By: Sean Axmaker

“When I was coming up, making an independent film and trying to reach an audience was like, trying to hit a thrown baseball. This is like trying to hit a thrown baseball but with another thrown baseball.” – Steven Soderbergh at the San Francisco International Film Festival, 2013 Did the Sundance Film Festival make sex, […]

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Soderbergh’s Eleven: The Best of Steven Soderbergh

5 February, 2013 (15:58) | by Sean Axmaker, Directors, Essays | By: Sean Axmaker

Remember when Steven Soderbergh announced imminent retirement a few years ago? Well, he’s apparently holding himself to his promise. Warner Bros. is promoting “Side Effects” as Soderbergh’s final film (apparently the upcoming “Behind the Candelabra” doesn’t count because it’s made for HBO). Hard to believe, given the way he’s been turning out an average of […]

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Review: ‘sex, lies, and videotape’

7 July, 2012 (10:15) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

[originally published in 7 Days, on August 9, 1989] Steven Soderbergh wrote the screenplay for sex, lies, and videotape during an eight-day drive from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles, and the movie he made from it retains the hurtling urgency of its genesis. This is true despite the fact that it’s not a fast-moving film by any means. Its principal […]

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