Irvin Kershner Dies: 'The Empire Strikes Back' Director

Irvin Kershner, the director of the (in my view) best early Star Wars saga effort, The Empire Strikes Back (1980), has died in Los Angeles “after a long illness” according to Agence France-Presse. Kershner was 87. What made me enjoy The Empire Strikes Back much more than either George Lucas' Star Wars (1977) or Richard Marquand's Return of the Jedi? I'd say it was of […]

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull, Tom Hanks and Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan, Sid Ganis, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter at Academy's '2001: A Space Odyssey' event. '2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy event: Cast members Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, special effects artist Douglas Trumbull and fan Tom Hanks Tom Hanks, who fell under the spell of 2001: A […]