AFI FEST: ‘Eraserhead’ ready for its close-up

Posted by · 11:29 am · November 8th, 2010

This year’s AFI Fest (“presented by AUDI,” as the literature keeps reminding us to call it) has felt something like a non-event so far this year.  I can’t put my finger on why, other than the usual sense of been there, done that as it pertains to films seeing their North American premieres. I’ve skipped […]

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Lynch picks Bergman, Kubrick, Tati, Hitchcock and Wilder for AFI Fest sidebar

Posted by · 10:35 am · October 25th, 2010

In case you didn’t know, director David Lynch was tapped as this year’s Guest Artistic Director at AFI Fest.  Part of his duties: to choose a special sidebar program at the festival.  Here’s the news, from the press release: AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi announced today the five feature films selected by its first-ever […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “London Boulevard” by Ken Bruen

Posted by · 7:39 pm · July 13th, 2010

When Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (“The Departed”) brings Irish crime writer Ken Bruen’s 2001 novel “London Boulevard” to screen in his directorial debut, he won’t be adapting the text so much as returning it to its natural source. A short, sharp, deliciously black-hearted thriller that reads not unlike a readymade screenplay in its brisk, dialogue-dominated […]

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