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3 items from 2009

Year in Review Pt 1: Baffling Comedy and Over Cooked Drama

29 December 2009 7:04 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Part 1 of ??? (Possibly Many) Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you.

~"Rashi" according to A Serious Man.I rarely make time to rewatch movies (so many new and old films to see for the first time) which is a shame since a second look can be valuable. Some critics and civilians are loathe to admit that their minds are changeable or that their opinions aren't the be all/end all, but why? There's always new points of view to consider and life experiences that should shift your paradigms.


Before I get to the movies I feel strongly about (i.e. worst and best), I thought I'd share the three which I'm not sure I "got": The Coen Bros A Serious Man, Lars von Trier's Antichrist (my gut reaction) and Jody Hill's Observe and Report.

All three verge on the deeply misanthropic which can be something »


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European Film Awards 2009: Prix Fipresci to Andrzej Wajda

3 December 2009 10:52 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda in Swet Rush The European Film Academy, Efa Productions, and the International Federation of Film Critics Fipresci have announced that the 2009 Prix Fipresci goes to 83-year-old Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (right) for Tatarak / Sweet Rush. Based on Sándor Márai’s short story, Sweet Rush — which has some points in common with The Door in the Floor — chronicles the love affair between a neglected doctor’s wife (veteran Krystyna Janda) whose two sons died in World War II and a man half her age (Us-born actor Pawel Szajda). Shooting was interrupted following the death of Janda’s husband, Wajda’s frequent cinematographer Edward Klosinski. When production resumed, Wajda rearranged the narrative to focus on the filmmaking process [...] »

- Pedro Bunuel

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Producer to receive Woodstock award

3 September 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Producer Ted Hope will be honored with the Trailblazer Award at the 10th anniversary Woodstock Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Woodstock, N.Y. Together with partner Anne Carey, he runs the New York production company This is that.

Oren Moverman's "The Messenger" will serve as the fest's opening night film. Miquel Arteta's "Youth in Revolt" has been tapped as the Centerpiece Film.

Other films have have been scheduled include Barbara Kopple's "Woodstock: Now and Then," Jonathan Demme's "Neil Young Trunk Show," Tom Dicillio's "When You're Strange: A Film about the Doors," Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," Grant Heslov's "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles" and Haim Tabakmaan's "Eyes Wide Open."

The Trailblazer Award honors creative and innovative pioneers in the art of the business of independent film. Hope will receive it »

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