Tag: Terry Gilliam


I Was Born to Be an Example of Misfortune: Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

“If you asked a random person what their most anticipated release of April 2019 was, they likely said Avengers: Endgame. Yet I picked...


Could Be Fantastic: Five Documentaries About Lost Films

I’ve long been fascinated by movies that, for one reason or another, were never filmed or released. What would it have been like if...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Terry Gilliam’s “Jabberwocky”

I have long been a fan of Terry Gilliam. His Brazil is my favorite film of all time. But to say he’s been an inconsistent filmmaker is an...


Comedy Review: Monty Python Live (Mostly)

No one expects......


Film, Revival House

Revival House: “Has Anybody Seen Sam Lowry?”

25 years ago, with the U.S. release of Brazil, director Terry Gilliam took on a major Hollywood studio and won....


DVD Reviews, Film, Theatre

DVD Review: Monty Python Returns (Sort Of) in “Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy)”

While the other members of Monty Python have drifted in and out of the fold throughout the legendary comedy troupe’s 40 years, Eric Idle...


Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: Plummer Plays “Parnassus,” Then Arrives at “The Last Station”

Over the holidays I read Robert Sellers’ Hellraisers, whose subtitle, “The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris,...


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: It’s Not Personal, It’s Just Business Edition

Michael Moore’s latest, Capitalism: A Love Story, opens around the country today, and if the early reviews are any indication,...


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Time Keeps On Slippin’, Slippin’, Slippin’ Into the Future Edition

Welcome back to Farkakte Film Flashback, friends -- and a Pete Chianca-led tour through some of the best time travel movies in cinematic...