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Neil LaBute, What’s Up?/ Paul Newman is Family

What Happened to Neil LaBute? Neil LaBute has never been a filmmaker who shied away from controversial topics. Mostly, he has seemed fascinated by gender in general and, specifically, people’s need to penetrate – both literally and figuratively. In his earlier films, he takes a microscope to the machinations and manipulations of people that are…

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If I Had A Ballot Today

We’re just about nine months into this year and we’ve got the three months ahead of us that are usually best for “awards movies.” This has been a solid, if not exactly terrific, first nine months of the year and I thought it would be nice to honor some of the films and performances we’ve…

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Why Salo Matters Or: How I Managed Not to Vomit and Learned to Love Pasolini

For years, I’ve heard people tell me that Salo would mess me up. I’ve never walked out of a film because I was offended or because I was grossed out, but I’ve been told again and again that Salo would be the film that would really get to me. So I picked up the new Criterion DVD…

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Stu VanAirsdale of Defamer

Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Stu VanAirsdale

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Toronto From New York

It would be great to be in Toronto this week, sampling some of the movies that will be released to all the regular folks in the coming months. Alas, I didn’t get a chance to see Che, Burn After Reading, Apaloosa, Me and Orson Welles, The Wrestler, Blindness, The Brothers Bloom, Un Conte de Noel…

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Fall Movie Preview Part II

After the enormous box office success of “Fall Preview – Part I,” it seemed that a Part II was inevitable. So, let’s just pick up right where we left off, shall we? November 7 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Dir. Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath) – Inexplicably, we have a sequel to one of the most boring…

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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