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Fall Movie Preview Part I

It’s that time once again, boys and girls: good movies are just around the corner. As much as I bemoan the fact that studios seem intent on releasing films seasonally – stinkers in the first few months, blockbusters in the summer, prestige films in the fall – it is nice to know that the films…

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In Search of a Midnight Kiss: Before Sunrise for the Hipster Set?

I’m a romantic at heart and, because of that, I have always sought out films about falling in love. If I had to make a list of my ten favorite films of all time, Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, taken together, would be on there. The premise of those films is so simple – two strangers…

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Rebecca Hall Star of Vicky Christina Barcelona

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona is Vintage Woody

Earlier this year, with the release of Cassandra’s Dream,I wrote a column about how I felt Woody Allen would never be finished despite the fact that people have repeatedly tried to write him off every time he makes a film that isn’t ‘like his older, funnier ones.’ I explained that one of the things I loved about…

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Aaron Rose Director of Beautiful Losers

“Then this one day I had this epiphany and I remember exactly the day, I mean not exactly the date, but it was a watershed moment for me that I remember when all of a sudden my vision cleared and I saw that the city I was walking around in was not the city I…

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Brad Anderson Director of Transsiberian

“It’s one of the last real remote train journeys lik that on the planet. When I took it back in 1988, that kind of became the inspiration for this movie. And what struck me most of all is that you are basically in one of the most remote places you can get to .. or…

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British People in Costumes: Brideshead Revisited and Other Period Pieces

Of all the genres of film – other than musicals – costume dramas are usually the ones thatput me off the most. I find most of them stuffy and the overly mannered way in which they are filmed usually lulls me into a state similar to being half-asleep. Of course, there are a few which…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump