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At first glance, the Salvage Vanguard Theater looks like it was either once a boutique storage company or Austin's most prestigious clown school. Currently, it serves as a center for the city's artists, audiences and arts organizations, and is the venue for Cinema41. This nonprofit organization screens independent films that have influenced film, but in their own time largely went unseen. July 19's movie, In the Soup, was the series' last screening before a hiatus.
Located on the east side on Manor Road, the theater is almost camouflaged by the residential neighborhood that surrounds it. Only a 10-minute drive from my apartment, it was just a skip away. And I overestimated how long it would take me to get there, so I had lots of time. But you couldn't miss it once you found it. I drove into the gravel parking lot taking my sweet time to park. »
‘90s indie filmmaker Hal Hartley has made 12 feature-length films, but even ask certain-aged cinephiles and they'll only have a limited grasp of who he is and what his peculiar, chatty and philosophically arch lo-fi serio-comedies are actually about. Normally, one could attribute this to ignorance, but being an expert on Hal Hartley is perhaps akin to being a connoisseur of similar promising Gen X '90s indie director Tom DeCillo or Alexandre Rockwell films -- not many of us exist anymore.
But perhaps even more so than Rockwell’s "In The Soup" or Dicillo’s "Living In Oblivion," Hartley's films are of a time and place and his audience, those who went to college in the ‘90s living off a steady diet of college-rock (which transformed into its mainstream alt rock form) have dwindled over the years now that many of them have grown into Gen X boomers and don't »
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Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. But this week, we pay tribute to the thoroughly thriller filmmakers whose next efforts are among our Most Anticipated Films of 2012!
From some of Tarantino’s early offerings, to the best of the Coen Brothers, to the genre experiments of Chan-wook, and the emerging talent of Winding Refn, we’ve got you covered with some seriously striking movies now available online.
Pictured below in his cameo role in the East meets West action-flick Sukiyaki Western Django—the ever-edgy American auter will take on a new brand of revenge narrative in 2012 with Django Unchained. Jamie Foxx stars as a slave-turned-bounty hunter on a bloody quest to save his wife from a menacing slave owner. Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Waltz, and Sacha Baron Cohen co-star.
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Tarantino’s blistering »
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3 items from 2012
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