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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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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh