Is Wes Anderson corroding the cinema?

Posted by · 9:24 am · May 21st, 2009

I should say at the top that I have not yet seen Rian Johnson’s “The Brothers Bloom,” but I was an absolute disciple of the director’s 2005 debut “Brick.”  That said, “Bloom” has always had a particular sheen to it that has obviously kept it from being a must-see since the first screenings began back […]

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‘Hunger,’ ‘Bruges’ lead British Independent nominees

Posted by · 5:44 pm · October 28th, 2008

The British Independent Film Awards are an odd, under-the-radar institution that frequently like to avoid the obvious and champion the underdog. Last year, for example, they bypassed the starrier likes of “Eastern Promises” and “Notes on a Scandal” to award their top prize to Anton Corbijn’s magnificent, under-rewarded “Control.” The previous year, they were even […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Stuck in the middle with…what?

Posted by · 6:23 pm · June 29th, 2008

Since we’ve finally reached the midway point of 2008, it seemed as good a time as any to post the first “Off the Carpet” column since our year in advance take over four months ago. First and foremost, I’m in a unique situation this year.  Being in London since mid-May, I’ve found myself looking from […]

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