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As Would Be Expected, John Waters’ Program Notes For His “Movies I’m Jealous I Didn’t Make” Series Are Darn Nifty

As Would Be Expected, John Waters‘ Program Notes For His “Movies I’m Jealous I Didn’t Make” Series Are Darn Nifty

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Ron Rosenbaum On Godwin’s Law And “Explaining Hitler”

“I was kind of shocked by the rise of what I call the feel-good Holocaust genre, in which Holocaust movies have to be in someway an affirmation of the human spirit. That there’s a kind of unwillingness to face the fact that the Holocaust was a pretty absolute negation of the human spirit. To try…

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A Bountiful Obit Of Movie Prop Warehouse Owner Thomas C. Senesac And His Charmed Life

A Bountiful Obit Of Movie Prop Warehouse Owner Thomas C. Senesac And His Charmed Life

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The Brilliant Adam Curtis On The Surveilling Of Time And The Human Mind

“Throughout the western world new systems have risen up whose job is to constantly record and monitor the present – and then compare that to the recorded past. The aim is to discover patterns, coincidences and correlations, and from that find ways of stopping change. Keeping things the same.” The Brilliant Adam Curtis On The…

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Watch Michael Almereyda’s Sundance Prize-Winning Short About A Photographer And His Work

Watch Michael Almereyda’s Sundance Prize-Winning Short About A Photographer And His Work

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On Chabrol’s Final Decade Of Filmmaking

On Chabrol’s Final Decade Of Filmmaking

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At Criterion, Jonnie Rosenbaum On Demy’s Young Girls Of Rochefort

At Criterion, Jonnie Rosenbaum On Demy’s Young Girls Of Rochefort

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Diane Keaton On Being A “Sloppy” Actress

Diane Keaton On Being A “Sloppy” Actress

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Pinkerton On Why He Loves The Director Don Weis As Much As The French Did

Pinkerton On Why He Loves The Director Don Weis As Much As The French Did

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“Though others may disagree, I would locate the advent of bonkers TV in the success of ’24′.”

“Though others may disagree, I would locate the advent of bonkers TV in the success of ’24′.”

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How “Fair Use” Got Thom Andersen’s Great Essay Film, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Cleared For Home Video

How “Fair Use” Got Thom Andersen’s Great Essay Film, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Cleared For Home Video

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The Weekend Report

Lucy had the brains and the brawn to lead weekend box office with an estimated debut of $44 million. That left that other new muscleman Hercules in the bridesmaid slot with $29 million. The third national release—Rob Reiner’s senior rom-com And So It Goes—took $4.4 million.

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Will London’s Multimedia Secret Cinema Recover From Its Back To The Future Setback?

Will London’s Multimedia Secret Cinema Recover From Its Back To The Future Setback? And – Ticketholders Take To Twitter To Respond To Fiasco

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Is There An Italian Cinema Boom?

Is There An Italian Cinema Boom?

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Rolf De Heer On Making Australian Aboriginal Stories With David Gulpilil

Rolf De Heer On Making Australian Aboriginal Stories With David Gulpilil

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Sarandon Sez She Sated Sexual Hunger With Bowie

Sarandon Sez She Sated Sexual Hunger With Bowie

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Jonnie Rosenbaum Diaries A Summer’s Worth Of Cinema Travels

Jonnie Rosenbaum Diaries A Summer’s Worth Of Cinema Travels

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Netflix Denies Talks With Perth’s Small Quickflix Service

Netflix Denies Talks With Perth’s Small Quickflix Service

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Richard Linklater Talks Repertory Programming With Northwest Chicago Film Society Crew

“I have owned 35 projectors at home. In the early days of the film society, we’d get a print of something a week early and show it in our living room every night. Like, I did a series on Robert Bresson, who’s one of my favorite directors, and when the 16mm prints came in, I’d…

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Lawsuit Dares Assert That “Happy Birthday” Has Been Out Of Copyright Since The 1920s

Lawsuit Dares Assert That “Happy Birthday” Has Been Out Of Copyright Since The 1920s

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“I am just grateful I am still around. I would love to be Steven Soderbergh, but I am lucky to be Joe Swanberg. Actors want to work with me, people want to give me money, and my nightmare scenario remains: Getting in bed with a studio, spending years on a movie, and it turns out horrible, but now I’m rich.”

Actually, by Hollywood standards, you’re right, I said. That is unambitious.

“It is, and yet, if you can go to bed happy at night, doing what you want, isn’t that ambition for a lifetime?”
~ Swanberg On Swanberg By Borelli

“In retrospect, nothing of that kind surprised me about Philip, because his intuition was luminous from the instant you met him. So was his intelligence. A lot of actors act intelligent, but Philip was the real thing: a shining, artistic polymath with an intelligence that came at you like a pair of headlights and enveloped you from the moment he grabbed your hand, put a huge arm round your neck and shoved a cheek against yours; or if the mood took him, hugged you to him like a big, pudgy schoolboy, then stood and beamed at you while he took stock of the effect.”
John le Carré on Philip Seymour Hoffman