LONDON: ‘Chloe,’ ‘Leaving’

Posted by · 4:38 pm · October 23rd, 2009

I realize I’ve dropped the ball somewhat with my festival updates — between the to-and-fro of festival business, other writing tasks and the occasional impulse to have a personal life, a backlog longer than I care to count has accumulated of films yet to be discussed. Expect that to be partially rectified over a quieter […]

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SANTA BARBARA: Mickey Rourke puts a bow on the fest

Posted by · 1:02 am · February 1st, 2009

Mickey Rourke landed in Santa Barbara tonight to accept the final award of the festival, the American Riviera Award.  The on-stage Q&A/career retrospective was moderated by Pete Hammond and presented a swift trip through the actor’s portfolio of impressive performances, making me want to revisit films like “Rumble Fish” and “The Pope of Greenwich Village,” […]

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