Clean copy. On deadline. Available for lease with the option to buy. Inquiries: scott.w.tobias at gmail dot com

In 'Deepwater Horizon,' Oil And Water Don't Make A Good Mix

wpr.org — When it was announced that Oliver Stone would be making a film about Sept. 11, the news alone felt like a startling provocation: Hollywood's most political director, a man known for upending assumptions about America's history and institutions, would be commenting on the formative tragedy of the early 21st century.

In 'Deepwater Horizon,' Oil And Water Don't Make A Good Mix

npr.org — Enlarge this image When it was announced that Oliver Stone would be making a film about Sept. 11, the news alone felt like a startling provocation: Hollywood's most political director, a man known for upending assumptions about America's history and institutions, would be commenting on the formative tragedy of the early 21st century.

Zoolander refuses to let satire interfere with its inspired silliness

avclub.com — "I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here and I'm going to give it my best shot." -Owen Wilson, Zoolander A minor gag toward the end of Ben Stiller's 2001 oddity Zoolander epitomizes the film's virtues-and Stiller's, too, when his offbeat, wild-swinging style finds purchase.

Toronto Film Review: ‘Kékszakállú’

variety.com — Opening with immaculately composed shots of children leaping off an A-framed platform to the swimming pool below, Gastón Solnicki's rapturous experimental narrative "Kékszakállú" settles on a little girl who tries to will herself off the diving board. She peers over the edge, steels herself, and retreats, eager to take the plunge but uncertain about what will happen once she does.

Toronto Film Review: ‘A Skyjacker’s Tale’

variety.com — A country club massacre, an audacious kidnapping at 20,000 feet, Vietnam, the Black Panther Party, coerced confessions, white justice: There's no shortage of compelling angles to the story of Ishmael Muslim Ali, the defiant fugitive currently tucked away in an unspecified Cuban enclave.

Gentlemen, Get Ready to Cry Your Way Through Oscar Season

gq.com — This year's Toronto International Film Festival sent one clear message: Feels are in. Every year, the Toronto Film Festival kicks off awards season, that precious time when entertainment journalists look for whatever film Eddie Redmayne is starring in and report back breathlessly to their editors.

A Feel-Good Chess Movie Keeps Sentimentality In Check: 'Queen Of Katwe'

npr.org — Enlarge this image Back in 1988, Indian-American director Mira Nair burst onto the scene with her debut feature Salaam Bombay!, a ground-level portrait of Bombay street kids that brought the qualities of Italian neorealism - and its key successors, like Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy" - to a nascent American independent scene.

Toronto Film Review: ‘Anatomy of Violence’

variety.com — In late December 2012, 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was beaten and gang-raped by six men aboard a moving bus in New Dehli, eventually succumbing from her injuries two days later. The incident shook the conscience of a nation, sparking widespread protests across India and a broader conversation about public safety and a culture that foments vicious misogyny.

Toronto Film Review: ‘Karl Marx City’

variety.com — Shortly after the Berlin Wall came down, the citizens of Karl Marx City voted overwhelmingly to rechristen their home Chemnitz, the name it had before becoming part of East Germany nearly four decades earlier. Though the industrial hub succeeded in scrubbing nearly every remnant of its communist appellation, one remained: a 40-ton bronze monument of Marx's head, presiding grimly over its inner city forever.

Toronto Film Review: ‘Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves’

variety.com — With its multiple aspect ratios, on-screen block quotes, and cutaways to news broadcasts and documentary footage - not to mention a musical overture and interlude - the three-hour Quebecois political epic "Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves" unfurls with a bravado as outsized as its title.
More Articles →
Sep 30, 2016

@InternCharley Supporting a guy more ignorant than Trump on foreign affairs could also be called objectively silly.

Sep 30, 2016

@InternCharley I consider that to be an extreme position. I think her merits and flaws can be understood in a more nuanced way.

Sep 30, 2016

@AllenW528 The problem is that third-party candidates have largely drawn voters away from Clinton.

Sep 30, 2016

@wotsac @Trib_ed_board They did endorse Obama, though. So they're capable. This is a mighty embarrassment for them.

Sep 30, 2016

@McCormick150 Didn't think it was possible for a politician to be more ignorant of foreign affairs than Trump. Good work on this.

Sep 30, 2016

@AdamWeinstein And Peter Thiel is ready to sue anyone who publishes it.

Sep 30, 2016

Reminder that @Trib_ed_board refused to endorse either Clinton or Sanders in the primary, endorsed Rubio (like Johnson) as "principled."


Are You a Journalist?

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Create a Portfolio