Edward Moran

Edward Moran
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Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.
Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.

‘The Boondock Saints’ Are Back!

© Twentieth Century Fox The Boondock Saints is getting a relaunch via Thunder Road and Dragonfly Films, but original director Troy Duffy will be stepping aside for a yet-unnamed successor. Duffy had helmed the original film in 1999 and its 2009 sequel The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day. While Duffy is stepping away from his directorial…

Jeffrey Wright Cast in Spike Lee’s Upcoming ‘High and Low,’ Kurosawa’s Reboot

© Photo credit: Claire Folger © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Jeffrey Wright, who received a spate of awards for his starring role in American Fiction, will be joining Denzel Washington and Ilfenesh Hadera in Spike Lee’s upcoming film High and Low. It’s unclear what role Wright will be playing in the movie, which…

Live-Action ‘Popeye’ Film to be Scripted by Michael Caleo

Popeye the Sailor Man will turn 95 this year, but that’s not stopping Chemin Entertainment and King Features from planning a live-action film starring the beloved spinach-eating cartoon hero. An article in Variety reveals that he’ll be fighting to the finish in a “big-budget feature” to be written by Michael Caleo. No further details about…

Peter Weir, Australian Director, Announces His Retirement

© and TM 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Universal Studios and Miramax Film Corp. All rights reserved Peter Weir, the legendary Australian director, has announced his retirement. Speaking last week at the Festival Cinémathèque in Paris, where he was an honored guest, he said, “Why did I stop cinema? Because, quite simply, I have…

‘Arthur the King,’ Simon Cellan Jones’s New Film about Adventure Racing

©Carlos Rodriguez/Lionsagte If an Oscar category is ever created for an outstanding performance by a non-human animal, I nominate Arthur, the lovable canine who co-stars in this inspirational film about loyalty, endurance, and dogged persistence in the face of incredible odds. Lionsgate’s Arthur the King is directed by Simon Cellan Jones from a screenplay by…

Joe Dante to Direct ‘Little Shop of Halloween Horrors’

Little Shop of Halloween Horrors, to be directed by Joe Dante, promises to breathe new life into the horror-comedy, Little Shop of Horrors, that was helmed by a considerably younger Roger Corman some 64 years ago. Dante will be directing the reboot from a script by Charles S. Haas, who penned Gremlins 2: The New…

‘Tendaberry’: A Gritty Drama Celebrates Resilience and Survival

Directed by emerging filmmaker Haley Elizabeth Anderson and starring Kota Johan in her feature-film debut, Tendaberry is a gritty but touching drama about a young woman’s determination to survive and thrive amidst hostile surroundings. It is impossible not to like Dakota, the twentysomething woman at the heart of this captivating coming-of-age narrative about a life…

‘Squid Game’ Actor Oh Yeong-Su Convicted of Sexual Misconduct

Oh Yeong-Su, the 79-year-old South Korean actor, was convicted today in Seoul of sexual misconduct. Oh, who captured a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Oh Il-nam in Netflix’s Squid Game, had been charged in 2022 that he hugged a woman and kissed her on the cheek without her consent. He was reportedly sentenced …

Lois Patiño’s ‘Samsara’: a Mindful Meditation on Life and Death

Debuting this week as part of the New Look showcase at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, Samsara is an impressive new film by Spanish director Lois Patiño. As I watched it, I could not help but think of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “Crossing the Bar” with its depiction of death as a passage…

Studio Ghibli Extends Its Streaming Deal with Warner’s Max

©The Boy and the Heron, GKIDS Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed animations will continue to be streamed in the United States on the Max platform, thanks to an extension of an multi-year arrangement with GKIDS, the entity that manages North American distribution for the Japanese animators. The deal includes 23 titles, including the recent Oscar-winning The Boy…