Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Joe Valdez over at the always interesting The Distracted Globe has posted a great review of one of my favorite films from this decade, James Gray's THE YARDS (2000). I have a lot of love for this undervalued and masterful film so I enjoyed reading some really positive and well though out reactions reactions to it.
THE YARDS is one of the most stirring, well written and well cast American films from recent years and I am still thankful I got to see it in its very limited theatrical run seven years ago.
THE YARDS is currently available in two versions, the original theatrical cut and a spellbinding directors edition dvd with some really great extras. The round table discussion with James Gray, James Caan, Mark Walhlberg and Charlize Theron is a strikingly honest dvd extra that is rare for modern American films. Head over to The Distracted Globe (which is linked to the right under the movie blogs) for a great review and check out the film in case you have missed it. I hope to post on it here someday as well.
Speaking of James Gray, his upcoming feature WE OWN THE NIGHT looks incredible and it reunites him with THE YARDS stars Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix. It is due out in October and I am expecting it to be among the best films of the fall.