Seconded

Posted by · 5:49 am · February 19th, 2010

From Telegraph critic (and Berlinale buddy par excellence) Tim Robey’s neat festival roundup: Maybe they’ll bestow a specially bonkers Golden Bear to mark the occasion [of their 60th anniversary] – for instance, to the one film I walked out of, the Japanese hopeful, Caterpillar, in which a mute war veteran with no arms or legs […]

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“Chevalier…”

Posted by · 11:38 am · February 15th, 2010

The film is history across the pond, but having just seen Jared Hess’s “Gentlemen Broncos” in the Generation strand of the Berlinale, I feel obliged to briefly counter the thoroughly undeserved critical and commercial kicking the film received back in fall 2009. Because I’m astonished to find Hess’s creatively chaotic stew of literature, movies-within-movies and […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: That was it?

Posted by · 1:27 pm · November 1st, 2009

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars Michael Jackson’s concert footage was finally released upon the public amid a whirlwind of hype that caused many, including myself, to get a little carried away. The documentary grossed $21.3 million from the three-day weekend, second only to “Fahrenheit 9/11” for docs, and $32.5 million since […]

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