Top 10 Eccentrics
Sophia Satchel Baeza
With the recent release of the documentary Diane Vreeland The Eye Has To Travel, we thought we’d chart our top ten documentaries on the bohemians and the kooks. Edith Sitwell, the flamboyant British poet, critic and infamous writer of the field guide to British freaks, The English Eccentrics (1933), said this: “I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.” This sentiment pretty much sums up all the dudes on our list.
Interview with Paul Dano and the ‘Ruby Sparks’ Team
Six years ago, husband-and-wife directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris jumped from MTV to the big-screen, leaving behind music videos for Little Miss Sunshine, the dysfunctional family flick that would net them an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Now, they’re back with Ruby Sparks…
Top 10 Crap Dads
In Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard’s bruising new film, the director presents us with a masterclass in failing at fatherhood. He’s not the first crap dad cinema has ever seen. And he’s not the worst either. To make Ali feel a little better about himself, we’ve trawled through the archives and come up with ten of cinema’s most feckless – and sometimes fearsome – fathers.