Tag Archive | Edgar Wright

TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: Even As Nitrate Packs ‘Em In, The Audience Remains the Highlight

TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: Even As Nitrate Packs ‘Em In, The Audience Remains the Highlight

“It eliminates the middle men,” Academy Film Archive director Michael Pogorzelski said of the experience of watching a nitrate print before a sold-out crowd about to take in Powell and Pressburger’s towering “Black Narcissus” in the format at last weekend’s TCM Classic Film Festival. The idea being that an original nitrate print collapses the distance […]

Review: “The World’s End”

Review: “The World’s End”

“Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” were cleverly referential, skillfully made comedies, but the final installment in Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost’s so-called Cornetto Trilogy, “The World’s End,” is in another league because it adds a rich human element to the equation. There’s plenty of the previous fun—popular allusions and action tomfoolery—but […]

Sponsored Video: Cornetto’s Cupidity short film series

Sponsored Video: Cornetto’s Cupidity short film series

Normally, when you read about Cornetto on a film blog like Critic Speak, it’s in reference to filmmaker Edgar Wright’s “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy,” starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which was named in loving tribute to the venerable ice cream cone. But surprise: that series is not the subject of this post (though, yes, […]

Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright to re-team for The World’s End

In a Deadline exclusive, Mike Fleming reports that the final installment of the so-called “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy,” the celebrated collaboration between director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz), will begin production in December. The project, titled The World’s End, is expected to be […]