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Entries by Dan Persons from 09/2009

Mighty Movie Podcast: Welcome, Big Brother: Ondi Timoner on We Live in Public

| Posted 09.02.2009 | Entertainment

In the documentary We Live in Public, director Ondi Timoner focuses on an experiment in which 100 people were shut into a Soho, NY basement with all the comforts of home, plus 24/7 surveillance.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider on Jane Campion's Bright Star

| Posted 09.18.2009 | Entertainment

The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.

Mighty Movie Podcast: These Moments in Time: Michael Almereyda on Paradise

| Posted 09.23.2009 | Entertainment

Michael Almereyda is no stranger to toying with film form. His latest documentary, the deceptively free-form Paradise, is an affecting -- dare I say, paradisiacal -- experience.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Fashion Defied/Defined: Anne Fontaine on Coco Before Chanel

| Posted 09.25.2009 | Entertainment

I got to talk to Anna Fontaine, director of Coco Before Chanel, about Chanel's impact on fashion in specific and modern women in general

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Script That Kills: Austin Peck on The Blue Tooth Virgin

| Posted 09.30.2009 | Entertainment

A TV writer tries his hand at a feature film. His friend reads the script, thinks it's an ungodly mess of muddled symbolism and Freud 101 anxieties. "Be honest," the writer says.