VENICE: ‘Dark Horse,’ ‘Chicken With Plums,’ ‘Sal’

Posted by · 4:53 am · September 5th, 2011

(Review of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” landing later this morning. Hang tight.) Todd Solondz has forged a loyal friendship with the Venice Film Festival across the second half of his career: all three of his last features have premiered here. Their mutual devotion somewhat surprises me, given that both Solondz screenings I’ve now attended on […]

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6/17 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:31 am · June 17th, 2009

• “Persepolis” director Marjane Satrapi (along with fellow filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf) presents evidence that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stole the Iran election. [Adnkronos International] • Relax.  Thankfully a handful of the 80s classics aren’t being remade. [Film School Rejects] • For no reason whatsoever: the evolution of stop-motion animation. [Empire] • Four days after a similar but […]

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