A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse is a documentary about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Coppola fired his lead actor after several weeks of shooting, his replacement lead actor had a heart attack half way through the 238-day shoot, hurricanes destroyed his sets, army helicopters were called away in the middle of hugely expensive shots, and he didn’t have an ending. Good times! From DVD Talk: In

“The Departed” Review

The Departed is the most fun I had watching a movie in a movie theatre in 2006. (The packed audience was into the movie, everyone jumping, reacting, listening, dreading at the same moments. I’m happy to watch most movies with a minimal audience, but in this case, my initial viewing experience may have been improved by the presence of such a good audience.) It’s been well over a decade since