Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson

Christopher Wilkinson only works in the movie business to support his music habit — so many guitars, so little time. His screenwriting credits include Nixon, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, Ali, starring Will Smith, Copying Beethoven, which he also produced, and was a writer and executive producer on both Pawn Sacrifice and Miles Ahead. In addition, he wrote and directed the PBS documentary, Virtuosity.

 

Commentaries by Chris Wilkinson

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Network

1976
MGM
One of the most prescient and corrosive satires ever filmed, Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning screenplay is...
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Time Bandits

1981
AVCO Embassy Pictures
Terry Gilliam’s first film as solo director was 1977’s Jabberwocky but Time Bandits, a...
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Gimme Shelter

1970
Cinema 5
The Dark Side of Woodstock? The death knell of ’60s counterculture? The End of...
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There’s Something About Mary

1998
20th Century Fox
If Mel Brooks had directed AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, it might look...
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Groundhog Day

1993
Columbia
Bill Murray finds the quintessential Bill Murray role in Harold Ramis’ 1992 comic morality...
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As Good As It Gets

1997
Sony Pictures
The fourth feature from writer-director-producer James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment,...
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The Fortune Cookie

1966
United Artists
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon first met on this film, the beginning of...
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Monterey Pop

1968
Leacock-Pennebaker
D.A. Pennebaker’s groundbreaking 16mm record of the one and only 1967 Monterey music fest...
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Boxcar Bertha

1972
AIP
Martin Scorsese’s first Hollywood movie, for Roger Corman and AIP, was maligned by curmudgeons...
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Don’t Look Back

1967
Pennebaker Films
The great D.A. Pennebaker documents Bob Dylan’s controversial transition from acoustic to electric...
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Demetrius and the Gladiators

1954
20th Century Fox
Less pompously reverent than its predecessor (the history-making first CinemaScope production The...
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