Feb. 22, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST
In INTO THE WILD.God bless his geezery ass,still acting.
Feb. 22, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST
Absolutely no BAFTA coverage again on AICN, the Saturns get more of a look in
Feb. 22, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST
This film has been grossly overlooked. Patterson Hood's original song should've taken home an oscar, no contest.
Feb. 22, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST
baftas. its has been doing so for years and its not as if the baftas are pure just for british films anymore. the hurt locker swept the board. i dont think that harry cares unless the films are outside the mainstream. but he all but ignored the bafta tribute to doug slocombe. nearly 100 years old and in 1921 in his family's flat in paris he was in the same room with james. what a life. and that was not covered here. if someone says to me nobody cares. what is the point in continuing with this website.
Feb. 22, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST
It appears from your description that this is not based on the 1931 William Faulkner short story of the same title, which refers to a popular black spiritual that begins, "Lordy, how I hate to see that evening sun go down." It has some of the same characters that appear in that amazing novel THE SOUND AND THE FURY. Totally different plotline from what you describe, though.
Feb. 22, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST
it's not Faulkner, but based on a short story by William Gay. Google him sometime, he has quite a story and his work is the real deal.
Feb. 22, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST
I've seen this movie three times now, and it just gets better with age, just like Hal Holbrook
Feb. 23, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST
I Had the privilege of seeing That Evening Sun months ago and I loved it. I'm glad it's finally getting out there a little more. This was one of the top films I saw last year and both Hal Holbrook and Ray McKinnon deserve to be nominated for their work here. Oh and Barry Corbin is fantastic as always!
Feb. 24, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST
by The Tao of Joe
I've seen this film. And in terms of portraying the South, it's more in line with nearly every other country fried hillbilly drama from the 90's than anything new or exciting by folks like Green or Ramin Bahrani's "Goodbye Solo." The South has changed a lot, and in ways left the makers of "That Evening Sun" were completely oblivious.
Feb. 24, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
While I agree that this is not like a David Gordan Green film, I whole heartedly disagree with you chalking this up to just another "country fried hillbilly drama". This film is a lot deeper then that and if you didn't see that I suggest you watch it again.