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7 items from 2014


Fantastic Fest 2014: Interview with Larry Fessenden from ABC’s Of Death 2

13 October 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After seeing ABC’s Of Death 2 at Fantastic Fest (you can read my review of the film Here), I was able to sit down with the director of one of my favorite shorts in the anthology – Larry Fessenden.  His short “N is for Nexus” is a break-neck countdown through the streets of New York as Halloween night approaches. A couple preparing their Frankenstein costumes for a party sets in motion a series of events that intersect and slowly affect one another, leading to a devastating conclusion. Fessenden is practically a legend in the indie horror genre. He has worked as an actor, cinematographer, writer and director since the later 70’s and has created a named for himself with such feature films like Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter, while also appearing in films like I Sell The Dead, Stake Land, and Jug Face. I was lucky enough to sit down »

- Michael Haffner

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Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig for the Criterion Edition of Frances Ha

22 September 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Kudos to Vice for commandeering a handful of Criterion extras and uploading them to their YouTube channel, Conversations Inside the Criterion Collection. Their most recent addition, from the Frances Ha boxset, is a conversation between Sarah Polley and Greta Gerwig on the process of creating both the titular character and her written foundations. Polley approaches the interview as both a filmmaker and (former) actor, posing astute observations on the registry of Gerwig’s interior monologues, as well as the nuts and bolts behind the film’s climactic dance sequence. The other videos in the series — Wexler on Medium Cool, Polanski on Rosemary’s Baby and Scorsese on Rossellini — […] »

- Sarah Salovaara

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‘Medium Cool’ is Still the Most One-Of-a-Kind Movie Ever Made

27 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What if in the midst of the Ferguson protests, literally on the scene with actors intertwined with real demonstrators, someone was filming a fictional drama with a romantic plot? That would seem disrespectful, I’m sure, if only because those events have been centered around the death of an individual. It might be different if there was a Hollywood production filming in the middle of something less personal, like the Occupy Wall Street protests, as Warner Bros. had reportedly been considering doing for parts of The Dark Knight Rises. That didn’t happen, and maybe it never was supposed to, because that sounds like a logistical nightmare as far as release forms and such are concerned. Plus, in retrospect, it would have been an unfortunate cameo for the 99% given that the movie’s superhero comes off as anti-ows, even if Christopher Nolan doesn’t mean to be critical of the movement. In »

- Christopher Campbell

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Apu Trilogy Coming to Criterionc Plus Joon-ho Bong Visits Criterion Closet

9 July 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The picture above was posted to the Criterion Collection Facebook page with the caption "A 35mm negative gets the white glove treatment in Italy," and as many of the commenters have already noted, the film that's getting the delicate treatment is Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali (1955), the first film in Ray's "Apu Trilogy" along with Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959). The trilogy is considered by many to be one of the best of all-time and Roger Ebert included the collective trilogy as one of his "Great Movies" entries opening his review with: The great, sad, gentle sweep of "The Apu Trilogy" remains in the mind of the moviegoer as a promise of what film can be. Standing above fashion, it creates a world so convincing that it becomes, for a time, another life we might have lived. The three films, which were made in India by Satyajit Ray between 1950 and »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Bong Joon-Ho Visits The Criterion Closet, Gets New Copy Of Movie Park Chan-Wook Never Gave Back & More

9 July 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With "Snowpiercer" now playing, Bong Joon-ho is doing the rounds in support of the film, but he took a few moments while in New York City to stop by The Criterion Collection and do what we've all dreamed of doing—grabbing as many copies of their releases as he can. As always, it's fun stuff to see what catches the eye of filmmakers, and Bong Joon-Ho is no different. Works by directors as varied as Nagisa Oshima, Yasujiro Ozu, Guillermo Del Toro and Roman Polanski grab his attention, and so too does Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool," which Bong Joon-Ho reveals he loaned to Park Chan-Wook... who never gave it back. That's just bad manners. Watch below. [The Criterion Collection] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Albert Maysles: The Hollywood Interview

10 April 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Albert Maysles: Gimme Some Truth

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Alex Simon

I'm sick and tired of hearing things/From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth/I've had enough of reading things/By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth. – John Lennon

Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries such as Robert Drew, Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker helped launch the “Direct Cinema” movement, devoted to capturing real life as closely as possible, in all its unscripted reality. Today, filmmakers like Michael Moore, reality TV and every news magazine on the air and on the web can trace their linage back to the Maysles brothers.

Their three defining features: Salesman (1968), a sobering and often hilarious look at the lives »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Film Review: ‘Age of Panic’

24 March 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The tumultuous, hotly contested 2012 French presidential election, pitting right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy against socialist Francois Hollande, provides the larger maelstrom against which a couple’s custody battle unfolds in Gallic helmer-scribe Justine Triet’s frantic farce “Age of Panic.” The exes’ skill at sweeping lovers, friends, colleagues, babysitters and total strangers into their emotional vortex adds greatly to the absurdity wending its way through the streets, packed to bursting with masses of warring party enthusiasts. Placing a couple’s inability to mediate visiting rights within the context of extreme political polarization, this whirlwind comedy might prove particularly timely for American auds.

The day begins in total chaos. Television reporter Laetitia (Laetitia Dosch) is on the phone with her boss, explaining why she’s late in covering the elections, while her little daughters scream at the top of their lungs and her overly helpful b.f., Virgil (Virgil Vernier), gives officious instructions »

- Ronnie Scheib

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