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Talkin’ ’bout A Revolution: Soderbergh’s The Argentine And Guerilla

The roots of the two part film adaptation of revolutionary Che Guevara’s Cuban revolution and squalid Bolivian downfall arose from a mutual interest in the story between Benicio Del Toro and director Steven Soderbergh, debated at length during the filming of the latter’s Traffic. Del Toro was one of the film’s producers and spent several […]

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Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema Talk Transcipt

  Last Saturday at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh delivered the keynote speech, pulling no punches about studio executives, indie vs blockbuster marketing, and his idea of the difference between cinema and movies. We have the video and full transcript of the speech below.   A few months ago I was on […]

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Beyond Badass: Haywire

“You shouldn’t think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake.” That advice, or warning, from Ewan McGregor’s shady character in Steven Soderbergh’s lean, female driven spy piece Haywire, sounds a little harsh at first. Mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano, spotted by Soderbergh on TV, had the film shaped around her skillset, […]

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The Limey: Reaching Out From Where?

  “Tell me…Tell me…Tell me about Jenny.”  With The Limey, Steven Soderbergh takes the common gangster payback trope and spins it as a reflective memory exercise of spatial interconnectivity – edited in such a deliberate manner as to suggest that we are in the main character’s head, with all those thoughts of revenge and recrimination […]

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