As Steven Soderbergh said at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's preview screening of Side Effects on Wednesday, "There’s Movie A and there’s Movie B and there’s Movie C." The director was making the apt point that Side Effects could have been a heavy-handed movie about a) Big Pharma or b) insider trading, two of the film's main motifs. But Soderbergh chose c), a much subtler and entertaining third path and, judging from the Manhattan audience's enthusiastic reaction to the picture, his instincts did not fail him. more »
Ever since Matt Damon let slip, like "a 14-year-old girl," that Steven Soderbergh wanted to retire from filmmaking, Soderbergh has been toying with his adoring public. Look people, he's not retiring anytime soon. He's said as much, side career in fine art or no. What more evidence do you need? How about the bazillionth new project announcement from Team Soderbergh? Good, because here it comes.