Tag: Peter Coyote

  • Here

    Will (Ben Foster)—a lone-wolf American cartographer on contract to collect data on the ground to match to satellite maps in Armenia’s rural, disputed Eastern territory—is bailed out of a lost-in-translation situation by beautiful, feisty, Armenian-born/Paris-schooled photographer Gadarine (Lubna Azabal). Soon, the attractive pair hits the road together, both armed with tools—her camera, his satellite-enabled measurement […]

  • Linked Up: Making an Argument for Interdependence in Connected

    Connected opens with director Tiffany Shlain confessing to cell phone addiction, a focus on herself that’s indicative of this documentary, which concentrates as much on the filmmaker’s own story—specifically, her surgeon/author father’s battle with brain cancer and her simultaneous high-risk pregnancy—as on her main topic: the vital and positive ways in which people, cultures, and […]

  • Power Point Conspiracy Theories in Stealing America: Vote by Vote

    Never mind that in trying to establish that voter fraud in American elections is a national problem, Stealing America: Vote by Vote mostly relies on insinuation, anecdotes, and quotes from blogs. Never mind that it trusts the viewer’s intelligence so little that the opening Thomas Paine quote isn’t just shown on-screen but also read out […]

  • Peter Coyote Talks About His Attraction to Lupine Characters

    Buried among the dozens of throwaway reality shows cluttering up the summer schedules is one scripted program with a serious pedigree. The Inside (Wednesdays at 9 on Fox), a stylish and creepy addition to the violent crime-solving genre, boasts a sterling staff of writers and producers from shows like Buffy, The X-Files, and 24. And […]

  • Smells Like Team Spirit

    A weak-kneed feel-good film about overcoming prejudice in the wake of World War I, The Basket is a moralistic history lesson designed to charm parents. But it’s hard to imagine kids will be amused by the film’s pedagogical stock characters. The story is set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, amidst acres of […]

  • Sentimental Journeys

    Mildly more acidic than your average middle – aged tragi – romance, Sydney Pollack’s randomly titled Random Hearts almost shoots itself in the Bruno Magli. As a D.C. cop who in one bad day finds out that his wife died in a plane crash and was cheating on him (her lover, Peter Coyote, was also […]