MOVIE REVIEW: Richard Stanley’s “Color out of Space”

What happens when a meteorite meets a farm
Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson and Madeleine Arthur
Directed by Richard Stanley

“Color Out of Space” is director Richard Stanley’s first feature film since his attempt at adapting “The Island of Dr. Moreau” back in 1996. Stanley was fired from that cursed production and replaced with John Frankenheimer. That firing would put a dark cloud over Richard Stanley’s career, reputation, and self-image, presumably, for quite some time. Now here he is, twenty-four years later, with ... more >

Richard Stanley is back in the saddle again, will direct “Color out of space,” starring Nicolas Cage

He hasn't directed anything in twenty years

SpectreVision, the genre division of Company X and ACE Pictures, announced today that principal photography will begin next month on “Color out of space.” Starring Nicolas Cage, the film will be directed by Richard Stanley, this is his first feature in more than twenty years. Based on the novella by H.P. Lovecraft, “Color out of space” will reunite Cage with SpectreVision, the company behind the ... more >


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Bad Lieutenant

On the beat again
Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes and Val Kilmer
Directed by Werner Herzog

What made Abel Ferrara’s 1992 film “Bad Lieutenant” so good was that it was a character study about an unredeemable, corruptible lowlife. Werner Herzog’s new film 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' feels about as long as its title, makes efforts to humanize the character, and comes off feeling more like a “Law and Order” episode rather than character study. Nicholas Cage is a bright ... more >

Bad Lieutenant

That's my story ...
Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes
Directed by Werner Herzog

Right, so last Saturday--and literally minutes after a friend left my house at midnight (we had Indian for dinner and watched 'The Soloist,' which I disliked just as much the second time around, for the same reason I disliked 'Forrest Gump'--I jumped in a taxi and traveled from Chelsea to Greenwich Village where my favorite theatre, the Angelika Film Center, is located. The popcorn is usually ... more >