‘Life During Wartime’ trailer and poster

Posted by · 2:07 am · March 31st, 2010

Todd Solondz’s loose, recast sequel to “Happiness” was, for me, one of the pleasant surprises of last autumn’s festival circuit — more focused and astringently funny than his last two features, it’s also about as humane a work as the now middle-aged enfant terrible is capable of conceiving. Fans of all actors in the formidable […]

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Which films will be remembered in 50 years?

Posted by · 9:33 am · August 14th, 2009

It is nothing new for a film to be released, find no audience, no critical favor, and disappear to be discovered by a new generation and raised to the level of masterpiece. In fact, this has been going on since the silents. Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece “City Lights” was released four years after the advent of […]

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What the… ?

Posted by · 4:51 am · November 12th, 2008

Insane pre-production news for the day: Charlotte Rampling and Paris Hilton are to appear in the same film. I could make some crack about moving from the sublime to the ridiculous, but… oh wait, I already did. If that tidbit isn’t enough to blow your mind, let me put it in context — they have […]

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