Robert Forster Dead at 78

Robert Forster has been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1960s. But it wouldn’t be until after decades of ups and downs later that his career would get the respect it deserved after starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown in 1997. Since then, Forster has brought his chiseled chin to an eclectic array of film. But on the day of his return to the world of Breaking Bad in the Netflix original El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, we’re sad to report that Robert Forster passed away at age 78. Read More »

David Holtzman's Diary

Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jordan Hoffman and I’m an old man. Well, not THAT old, but, let’s just say that for me the phrase “VHS or Beta?” was more than just an indie band, it was an actual decision.

After film school I worked in the development offices of a New York-based production company for a few years, then did some solid Web 1.0 work at About.com. Then I made two independent films, both of which are good, neither of which made me any money. Eventually I got back into the writing game, working at Hearst’s UGO.com for over four years and now I’m having a blast reviewing and writing about film for a number of different publications.

The fine folk here at /Film have allowed me this weekly column to put on my bifocals, peer into the rich history of cinema and make some recommendations that may be unknown to you.

Since the big release this weekend is the extremely entertaining Chronicle I thought it might be a good idea to think back to a time before Cloverfield or go deeper than The Blair Witch Project. Read More »