Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Frank Langella as Nixon... wow!

"Generally favorable" reviews for Frost/Nixon at Metacritic. For me the film was basically carried by the incredible Frank Langella. If there is such a phrase as ronhowarding a film, that is definitely what happened here. Somehow a semi-faithful adaptation of a play became a fast-paced, slick but entertaining view. All I can say is... smart move hiring Langella to reprise his role from the original play. He lent it some serious weight.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Waltz with Bashir

Great film. Incredible (mostly) real stories dramatized and made all the more powerful through some of the most original animation I've seen since Triplets of Belleville.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rising Star, Composer, 2009 Downbeat Critics Poll

Very honored to be included in the category of Rising Star, Composer, in the August issue of Downbeat's 2009 Critics Poll.

Friday, July 3, 2009

the good crack

Not that I have much time since the birth of our son Owen Eric Eisenstadt, but once he's down for the night (well, at least for a couple hours) I have been cracking out on The Shield season 7. Halfway through and I just accidently read the season synopsis on wiki in trying to figure out whether there would be a season 8 or not. Oops. Oh well... with crack like this, it's better to know how much you've got left, run through it as quick as possible, and be done with it! Great, engrossing TV. Perfect for a blissfully exhausted dad.