Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. —IMDb
Director/writer Walter Salles Jr. spearheaded the return of Brazilian cinema to international prominence in the latter half of the 1990s, particularly with his esteemed hit Central Station (1998). Born in Rio de Janeiro, the son of a well-heeled banker, Salles was raised in France and the United States before Brazil became his permanent home during his teens. Salles entered the Brazilian film industry as an award-winning documentary filmmaker during the industry’s 1980s/early-‘90s decline. After he moved to fiction with the thriller Exposure (1991), Salles’ feature career was stalled by Brazil’s disastrous economic freeze in the first half of the 1990s. Though he remained active by making documentaries for European television, Salles opted to stay in Brazil and made one of the first key films in the industry’s resurgence, Foreign Land (1995). Co-directed by Daniela Thomas, the internationally acclaimed Foreign Land addressed the fallout from Brazil’s economy through a mystery yarn set… read more
One of the worst film adaptions I have ever seen. The trip from New York to Denver seems to last about 30 seconds, and many of the book's most memorable scenes are either missing or badly mangled and truncated. On the other hand, scenes that weren't in the book are added needlessly. This is a travesty, and a good example of why Salinger was right in not allowing Catcher in the Rye to be adapted for the screen. Fminus
I didn't mind On the Road but I didn't love it either, probably because I haven't read the book in 15 years, don't remember most of what happened and am not sure if I should like or dislike it. The photography was gorgeous and the acting wasn't bad. I don't remember if the characters were initially this unlikable but some of them took a lot of energy out of me. Don't go through too much trouble to see or avoid it.
Léos Carax’s long-awaited return to Cannes is a loud one, and Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenabras Lux sounds like a divisive highlight.
On the opening day of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival: a poster round-up of the films in competition.
Cronenberg, Resnais, Carax, Hong, Kiarostami, Reygadas, Wakamatsu, Miike…
Jack Kerouac was a writer and poet who is best known for being a key member of… read review
Remarkable, star-studded, appropriately R-Rated (not for high schoolers or below) screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s 1950s Beat Generation classic “road story,” worthy of praise. Those who do not… read review