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Changeling: The Film That Wouldn't End

Posted October 31, 2008 | 05:35:29 (EST)

I think it relevant to point out that I am not one who abhors the work of Mr. Clint Eastwood. In fact, I have the utmost admiration for the man. His films are generally interesting character studies that are well paced, neatly told, and, more often than not, contain the...

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Let the Right One In: An Understated Halloween Treat

Posted October 24, 2008 | 03:45:47 (EST)

In the world of cinema one of my most beloved sub-genres is the coming of age picture. And I'm not referring to bubble-gum movies about suburbanites not getting to attend prom with the date of their choice. Rather, the pictures in question are the work, generally by young(er) filmmakers, that...

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For Love Of Water -- An Interview With Director Irena Salina

Posted September 12, 2008 | 13:27:20 (EST)

On a warm Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, I got on the phone with a filmmaker to discuss her latest work. During the course of our conversation I asked her -- "Would you consider this film activist cinema?" -- she stopped for a moment -- obviously considering what she was...

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An Interview with I.O.U.S.A. Director Patrick Creadon

Posted September 9, 2008 | 19:41:55 (EST)

A few weeks back a documentary hit theatres with quite an alarming buzz. I proclaimed it as "the most crucial film of the year"- the "must see film of the year". That picture, I.O.U.S.A. , has since been lauded as a frightening, fresh, and accessible dissection of our national debt...

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Stop What You are Doing. Go See this Movie! I.O.U.S.A.

Posted August 21, 2008 | 16:38:12 (EST)

This is the single most important film you will see this year. As a somewhat unsuccessful, but passionate, purveyor of all things lacking an absolute -- particularly in the area of judging the arts and particularly on an annual basis -- I can comfortably say it again, hell, I will...

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Man on Wire: A Film to Experience

Posted August 7, 2008 | 20:02:10 (EST)

American humorist Fran Lebowitz once said "Your life would not make a great book, don't even try" -- while I love Lebowitz's sentiment, one could strongly argue that some lives make great movies. As is the case of Philippe Petit, whose extraordinary life, at least a segment of it, is...

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