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Leos Carax: An Appreciation

Acclaimed French filmmaker Leos Carax is the subject of a recently released feature-length documentary called Mr. X.  He is a writer and director as well as former film critic.  He is known for painful depictions of love in his films as … Continue reading

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The Tin Drum (1979)

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I remember the first time I had ever heard of Volker Schlöndorff’s 1979 masterpiece The Tin Drum.  It was in a film calendar for Symphony Space roughly ten years ago (back when they still showed classic and recent films on … Continue reading

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NY Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Today the winners for the NY Film Critics Circle Awards were announced.  I’m always curious as to how this group of winners influences (or doesn’t influence) the Golden Globes and Oscar races. I would like to congratulate David France on … Continue reading

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Ang Lee: An Appreciation Part Two

(continued from Ang Lee: An Appreciation Part One) 1999’s Ride With the Devil: Based on the novel ‘Woe To Live On” by Daniel Woodrell, the film centers on a Southern militiaman who joins a group of marauders called the Bushwhackers … Continue reading

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Ang Lee: An Appreciation Part One

Tomorrow is the release of Ang Lee’s 12th feature film, Life of Pi, which is based on the novel by Yann Martel.  Lee has always been a fascinating filmmaker for me.  The one thing that stands out most is his … Continue reading