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Chicago – HollywoodChicago.com critic Matt Fagerholm will chat about the latest independent films on Chicago’s Vocalo 89.5 station from 9am to 9:30am on Friday, September 28th. Topics will include Stephen Cone’s acclaimed indie drama, “The Wise Kids,” which is scheduled to have a week-long run at the Gene Siskel Film Center beginning Friday, October 26th.
The Vocalo program will include excerpts from Matt’s podcast interview with “Wise Kids” star Allison Torem, who received a Jeff Award nomination for her performance in David Schwimmer’s 2010 stage production of “Trust.” The entirety of the podcast interview will be published this evening on Matt’s independent film blog, Indie Outlook. The site includes in-depth discussions with a wide variety of filmmakers, including Nathan Adloff (“Nate & Margaret”), Lawrence Michael Levine (“Gabi on the Roof in July”) and Todd Looby (“Be Good”). There are also some new exclusive interviews with cult icon Juliette Danielle, »
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There are different types of “Bad Movies”. It’s become sport to poke fun at bloated star vehicles such as Ishtar, Glitter, or Gigli but those films are usually miserable experiences to actually sit through. There are films that are intentionally bad such as those from Troma studios (Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist) but Troma knows its audience and anyone seeing a Troma film knows what they are getting into. Writer/director Tommy Wiseau’s The Room belongs with the group of movies that are so bad that they can transform their own awfulness into a “comedy of errors”.. Unlike more mundane bad films, these films develop an ardent following of fans who love them because of their poor quality, because normally, the errors (technical or artistic) or wildly contrived plots are unlikely to be seen elsewhere and they become great entertainment in spite of themselves. Plan 9 From Outer Space is »
- Tom Stockman
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