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David Robilliard was a poet and painter who lived from 1952 to 1988.

Eating Out You're like a potato. You'd go with anything.

"David Robilliard was the sweetest, kindest, most infuriating, artistic foul-mouthed, witty, charming, handsome, thoughtful, unhappy, loving and friendly person we ever met.

Over the nine years of our friendship David came closer to us than any other person. He will live forever in our hearts and minds." Gilbert and George wrote the above on July 7, 1990. "Starting with pockets filled with disorganised writings and sketches, he went on to produce highly original poetry, drawings and paintings. His truthfulness, sadness desperation and love of people gave his work a brilliance and beauty that stands out a mile."

Waiting For Nothing We're all waiting for Someone who never arrives to brighten up our lives.

As poets come and go, David Robilliard arrived all too quickly, and went all too soon. He was discovered,
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Criterion Close-Up – Episode 60 – Julien Duvivier in the 1930s

Mark, Aaron, David and Trevor return for part two of our exploration of the under-appreciated French director, Julien Duvivier. The first episode, Eclipse Viewer 54, looked at the first two films in his Eclipse set. This episode looks at the peak of his career, particularly La Belle Equipe, Pépé le Moko, and La Fin du Jour, along with an overview of his career and the availability (or lack) of his work in the states.

Episode Links & Notes Eclipse Viewer 54: Julien Duvivier in the 1930s Part 1 Criterion Close-Up 50: French Series Part 1 Criterion Close-Up 57: French Series part 2 Episode Credits Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd David Blakeslee: Twitter | Website Trevor Berrett: Twitter | Website Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Next time on the podcast: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
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Shay Mitchell on Her Nonchalant Approach to Red Carpet Dressing: ‘If You Get a Nip Slip, You Get a Nip Slip’

Shay Mitchell on Her Nonchalant Approach to Red Carpet Dressing: ‘If You Get a Nip Slip, You Get a Nip Slip’
As Pretty Little Liars winds down, Shay Mitchell‘s career is only just heating up. The actress not only has a spooky new film poised to hit theaters in the coming year, but she’s also just launched seven eyeshadow palettes in collaboration with Smashbox as part of her role as ambassador for the makeup brand, and has also teamed up with Songa Designs International to support their line of jewelry entirely produced by women in Rwanda. Recently, Mitchell traveled to Africa in order to meetwith the female artisans behind the brand – and squeezed in a cover interview and photo
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J’accuse (1938)

World War, a solemn vow, and a promise betrayed lead to a ‘night of the living war dead’ – all cooked up by the director of Napoleon, Abel Gance. The early, famed pacifist fantasy is back in near-perfect condition and restored to its full length. It’s a reworking, not a remake, of Gance’s 1919 silent classic.

J’accuse

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1938 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 120 min. / That They May Live; J’accuse: Fresque tragique des temps modernes vue et Réalisée par Abel Gance / Street Date November 15, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98

Starring Victor Francen, Line Noro, Marie Lou, Jean-Max, Paul Amiot, Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcel Delaitre, Renée Devillers, Romuald Joubé, André Nox, Georges Rollin, Georges Saillard.

Cinematography Roger Hubert

Film Editor Madeleine Crétoile

Original Music Henri Verdun

Written by Abel Gance, Steve Passeur

Produced & Directed by Abel Gance

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Around 1973, UCLA film school professor Bob Epstein
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John Boyega Talks Lightsabers, Stormtroopers and 'Star Wars 7' | Exclusive

John Boyega Talks Lightsabers, Stormtroopers and 'Star Wars 7' | Exclusive
Most junkets are not that much fun. You are invited into a hotel to wait for hours on end before sitting in a cold room with whatever celebrity is selling their wares that particular day. You get some free food. Perhaps they give you a free T-shirt. And then you are sent on your way with an interview containing a lot of stock answers that you can pretty much read anywhere. That was not the Star Wars: The Force Awakens junket.

Disney and Lucasfilm know what a special property Star Wars is. So they turned their press day into a mini-carnival. There was artwork on display in a makeshift gallery, featuring paintings and statues from some of Disney and LucasFilm's top artists. At the end of this exhibit were some of the original costumes worn in the movie. It was perhaps more exciting to see Han Solo's new wardrobe
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Sr Geek Picks: Best TV Quotes 2013, Greatest Uncle Phil Moments & More

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an original a-cappella arrangement of Marble Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog; all the monetary damage caused in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; the lost 1980′s Star Wars Anime; and the 15 Greatest Uncle Phil Moments On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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The Kinks: Their 10 Greatest Songs

The Kinks hold the accolade of being one of the most important and influential British rock groups of all time and with record sales in the millions and numerous awards to their name, they are rightfully credited as pioneers of British music and popular music in general.

Emerging at a time when British Rock and Pop acts were gaining considerable coverage not only in the United Kingdom but in the United States, The Kinks proudly stood tall alongside such revered company as the The Beatles, The Rolling stones, The Animals and The Yardbirds at the forefront of the British Invasion phenomenon which took flight in the early to mid 1960′s.

Formed in 1964 by Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals), two brothers from Muswell Hill, London, who remained the core of The Kinks throughout the band’s 32-year history, the band hit the ground running
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NCIS Review: The K9 and the Nannies

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You can never go wrong putting a dog into the star seat in any TV episode. And Dexter filled the role especially well in "Seek," a NCIS story about a K9 expert who was killed by a sniper after saving a child from a Taliban mine field in Afghanistan. 

As it turned out, the murdered Marine's widow was correct in her suspicion that he was not killed by the Taliban, which the NCIS team was able to figure out with the limited number of clues it obtained.

The dead Marine - Ted Lemere - had been using his canine to help some contractors clear some empty buildings of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), not realizing they were searching for loot left behind by Afghanis who had previously fled from the Taliban.

When he discovered what they were up to, they offered him a cut of their take - and when he refused,
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Taylor Kitsch, 'John Carter' Star, On 'Battleship' And What Caused Him To Collapse On Set

"I don't mind being the underdog." That's an interesting statement coming from Taylor Kitsch, the star of two films in the next four months --"John Carter" and "Battleship" -- with budgets reportedly over $200 million. Kitsch becomes ornery the second the word "budget" is even mentioned, claiming -- after a sarcastic interlude -- that it's not something he thinks about. But the reality is, by circumstance, the up and coming (but not yet a household name) actor is in the position of playing the lead in two tent-pole films this year -- two expensive tent-pole films that two separate studios are nervous about. Yeah, maybe I'd be ornery, too. The first of those films is "John Carter." Kitsch plays the title character, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars. On Mars, because of the gravity, Carter has superhuman powers, which makes him a
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'Top Chef: All Star': Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio on what to expect

The returning chef'testants joining "Top Chef: All Stars," which premieres Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. Et, will see another familiar face joining the Judges Table: Anthony Bourdain.

The "No Reservations" host's regular presence is just one of the many bonuses "Top Chef" fans can expect for this eighth season, in addition to the return of favorite culinary competitors: Season 1 - Stephen Asprinio, Tiffani Faison; Season 2 - Elia Aboumrad, Marcel Vigneron; Season 3 - Dale Levitski, Casey Thompson, Tre Wilcox; Season 4 - Richard Blais, Antonia Lofaso, Spike Mendelsohn, Dale Talde; Season 5 - Carla Hall, Jamie Lauren, Fabio Viviani; Season 6 - Jennifer Carroll, Mike Isabella; and Season 7 - Tiffany Derry and Angelo Sosa.

Will Fabio feel bereft without his European union buddy Stefan Richter? Will Marcel stay out of fights this time around? Has Carla learned her costly sous vide lesson? We've seen the premiere, and after talking to Bourdain and Tom Colicchio,
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The Forgotten: Lady Killer

Jean Grémillon's Gueule d'amour (Lady Killer) of 1937 is almost an archetypal French film of its period. It uses North African colonial settings, like Pepé le Moko. It features the French foreign legion, like La bandera and Le grand jeu. It celebrates male friendship over the perfidy of women, like La belle equipe. It stars Jean Gabin, like everything else.

Partly, the movie succeeds in avoiding the appearance of an identikit picture because it's so well-crafted: Grémillon was a supremely stylish and sensitive filmmaker, whose films typically not only fulfill their genre requirements but hint at broader, more mysterious concerns—in Renoir's phrase, he's adept at "leaving a door open." His collaborators on this one include Günther Rittau, who worked on Metropolis, and Charles Spaak, who worked for almost every major director and whose continuing neglect is one of the more regrettable consequences of the auteur theory. (Partial credits for Spaak: La grand illusion,
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"You Really Got Me- The Story Of The Kinks" - May 18

Voiceprint and Mvd Visual report that the new DVD, "You Really Got Me - The Story of The Kinks" will be released in North America, May 18, including rarely seen Kinks' performances from the 1960's to the 1990's, with commentary from band members Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

Performances include "You Really Got Me", "'Til The End Of The Day", "Waterloo Sunset", "Days", "Celluloid Heroes", as well as Dave Davies hit single "Death Of A Clown".

"...Of all the British bands that broke through commercially in America who were part of the 'British Invasion' of the sixties, one band stood head and shoulders above all the others as being quintessentially English... the Kinks. Led by Ray Davies and his younger brother Dave Davies, the Kinks burst onto the music scene in 1964 with their ground breaking hit single 'You Really Got Me'. This was the band's third single
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Get The Kinks' You Really Got Me - May 18

Voiceprint and Mvd Visual report that the new DVD, You Really Got Me - The Story of The Kinks will be released in North America, May 18, including rarely seen Kinks' performances from the 1960's to the 1990's, with commentary from band members Ray Davies, brother Dave Davies and Mick Avory. Performances include "You Really Got Me", "'Til The End Of The Day", "Waterloo Sunset", "Days", "Celluloid Heroes", as well as Dave Davies hit single "Death Of A Clown". "...Of all the British bands that broke through commercially in America who were part of the 'British Invasion' of the sixties, one band stood head and shoulders above all the others as being quintessentially English... the Kinks. Led by Ray Davies and his younger brother Dave Davies, the Kinks burst onto the music scene in 1964 with their ground breaking hit single 'You Really Got Me'. This was the band's third
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