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I Want to be The Son of Rambow

Director Garth Jennings is one half of the British production team known as Hammer & Tongs (along with producer Nick Goldsmith) and together they made a bunch of commercials and music videos. I took note of who they were about nine years ago when I saw their video for Blur’s “Coffee and TV” which I thought was…

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Leatherheads and The Ruins

When I finally caught up to George Clooney’s latest directorial effort, I found myself kind of astounded by the critical reception; most just shrugged it off as something of a light, fanciful throwback film. t’s true that it’s all of those things, but that doesn’t really get to the heart of the matter, which is that…

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Summer Movie Preview

Only the most elitist curmudgeons do not look forward to the summer movie season. Sure, it’s not likely that we’ll find works of art that stand the test of time, but that’s not what we look for during the summer months. I’ve long been of the belief that quality movies should be released year-round, not…

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This and That

My Blueberry Nights Wong Kar Wai is definitely a visionary filmmaker; perhaps one of the best currently working. This is a man who has credits like Chungking Express, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and 2046under his belt. I’ve never been the biggest fan of the man’s work, but I’ve always respected the loving care…

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Can’t Get Him Pegged

Run, Fatboy, Run is a fine movie; it’s simple, entertaining and utterly forgettable. Still, for some reason this viewing experience was a profound disappointment – despite the fact that I knew going in that the film would be a strictly by-the-numbers affair, replete with all of the usual clichés of the tired genre of “lazy…

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“What Quibi trying to do is get to the next generation of film narrative. The first generation was movies, and they were principally two-hour stories that were designed to be watched in a single sitting in a movie theater [ED: After formats like the nickelodeon]. The next generation of film narrative was television, principally designed to be watched in one-hour chapters in front of a television set. I believe the third generation of film narrative will be a merging of those two ideas, which is to tell two-hour stories in chapters that are seven to ten minutes in length. We are actually doing long-form in bite-size.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

“The important thing is: what makes the audience interested in it? Of course, I don’t take on any roles that don’t interest me, or where I can’t find anything for myself in it. But I don’t like talking about that. If you go into a restaurant and you have been served an exquisite meal, you don’t need to know how the chef felt, or when he chose the vegetables on the market. I always feel a little like I would pull the rug out from under myself if I were to I speak about the background of my work. My explanations would come into conflict with the reason a movie is made in the first place — for the experience of the audience — and that, I would not want.
~  Christoph Waltz