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Richard E. Grant on Dom Hemingway

Richard E. Grant on Dom Hemingway

Grant isn’t joking when he states, “I owe my career to Daniel Day-Lewis turning down the lead of Withnail so he could go off to do The Unbearable Lightness of Being.” Grant was part of a fraternity of actors from that time who had had parts on television shows and would see each other at more than one audition for film roles.…

Transcendence, et al.

Transcendence, et al.

You know how when you’re dreaming and you wake up and remember the last bit of the dream, and then you somehow fall back asleep and manage to continue the thread of the dream? Under the Skin felt like a dream all the way through and indeed the feeling makes you watch the movie unfold in a damn near hypnogogic state.…

Errol Morris on The Unknown Known

Errol Morris on The Unknown Known

“I was interested in eye contact. Have you ever done a film interview?” asked Morris. “Often someone will tell you, or you will ask, where should I look? What’s my eye line? It got me wondering, could I create a device where the person I was interviewing is looking at me while at the same time looking at the lens of the camera..."…

Gareth Evans on The Raid 2

Gareth Evans on The Raid 2

Another prominent action set piece takes inside a large club, and yet another interior is decorated mainly in red allowing for various hues of that color when the blood starts flowing.…

Indian Film Scholar Returns With Third Installment of (free) Experimental Film Festival

Indian Film Scholar Returns With Third Installment of (free) Experimental Film Festival

In putting together TITLES for three years now, what I have tried is to identify films that push the boundaries of cinema.…

Blu-ray slight return: Spring Fantasy edition

Blu-ray slight return: Spring Fantasy edition

Wonderwall is the figure in the stone before you carve it. A psychedelic mindcrawl through the cultural snap, crackle and strum of the Swinging ‘60s.…

Enemy, et al.

Enemy, et al.

Villeneuve has such an acute sense of composition that it’s just the truth to say that every scene is framed perfectly. High angle flying shots of Toronto are just beautiful to look at. The way the characters interact within the boundaries of their respective condos spills volumes about their personalities. …

50 to 1

50 to 1

To promote the film, Wilson and cast members (including Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, Todd Lowe, Hugo Perez, and co-producer Faith Conway) are traveling across the country in a tour bus decked out with 50 to 1 iconography.…

Dissecting “The Retrieval”

Dissecting “The Retrieval”

This film keeps viewers on the edge of their seats until the end of the film, which climaxes in the only way it should (read could), from a dramaturgical point of view, and it is very moving. But despite all my “problems” with Eska's skewed depiction of black life in that era, I like this film.…

Rushmore Redux

Rushmore Redux

Anderson takes another break to say hello to his mother and brother. The crowd is getting bigger, but Wes returns anxious to answer any and all questions. But we're not hooked on Owen Wilson and Sheryl Crow or Luke Wilson and Drew Barrymore – we're hooked on that great jump cut when Bill Murray hops over the school fence on his way to spy on the first grade teacher. It's the only real jump cut in the movie states Anderson.…

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