The Reeler

Recent Comments


A Girl and a Gun
Ain't It Cool News
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Anne Thompson
Art Fag City
Better Than Fudge
Big Picture Big Sound
Bitter Cinema
Blank Screen
Brian Flemming
Bright Lights
Celluloid Eyes
Chutry Experiment, The
Cinema Confidential
Cinema Eye
Coming Soon
Cool Cinema Trash
Cyndi Greening
Dark Horizons
Drew's Blog-O-Rama
Esoteric Rabbit
Film Detail
Film Experience, The
Film Journal, The
Film Journey
Film Stew
Film Rotation
GreenCine Daily
Hacking Netflix
Hammer to Nail
High Sign, The
Hollywood Elsewhere
House Next Door, The
IFC Blog, The
In the Company of Glenn
IndieScene Movie Marketing Blog
indieWIRE Blogs
Jay's Movie Blog
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Kaiju Shakedown
Like Anna Karina's Sweater
Last Night with Riviera
Light Sleeper
Long Pauses
Masters of Cinema
Matt Zoller Seitz
Midnight Eye
Milk Plus
Mind Jack
Movie Blog, The
Movie City Indie
Movie Hole, The
Movie Poop Shoot
New York Cool
NY Post Movie Blog
News of the Dead
No More Marriages!
Notes From Underdog
Out of Focus
Persistence of Vision
Queer Film Review
Reel Roundtable
Screen Rush
Screener (Film Journal Int.)
Screening the Past
Self-Styled Siren
Short Sheet, The
Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine Blog
Still in Motion
Stranger Song, The
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
Tisch Film Review
Vince Keenan
World Film (at
You Know, For Film

The Reeler Blog

The News: "De Niro Inc."

"There! We will build there!"

By S.T. VanAirsdale

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--I overlooked this investigative report of Robert De Niro's Tribeca business dealings published in Sunday's NY Daily News, but I'm trying to figure out what the "news" is. The Tribeca empire (and its attendant self-defense mechanisms) aren't exactly sneaking up on anyone, and the proprietor Chuck Harris seems as voracious a press hound as anybody at the Tribeca Film Center. Laurence Asseraf's BEFilm (née Tribeca Underground Film Festival) isn't even hosted in Tribeca anymore. The project to watch is the $626 million boondoggle on the riverfront, not a hotel on Greenwich Street that got $39 million in tax-exempt financing. Except, you know, it's been done. So... do-over time, guys?

--I'm not sure how I feel about Joe Pantoliano invoking his history of depression to promote his new film Canvas. Apparently it's Mental Illness Awareness Week, however, so perhaps we can chalk this up to really uncanny sharing. Or not. I'm just saying.

--Kyle Smith on Control: "It'll inspire many a young viewer looking for tips about the workings of self-torture and famous doom." But enough about the reviewer.

--Head On director Fatih Akin will rebuild Ellis Island next year near Potsdam for a film he is calling his first Western. "From New York the action would swing to the American Southwest where 'Indians will be involved,' " reports Der Spiegel. Ugh. Nobody tell Joe Pantoliano.

Posted at October 10, 2007 9:27 AM

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Search The Reeler
Join the Mailing List

RSS Feed


Send a Tip