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The Double Life of Veronique

November 30, 2006

 The Double Life of Veronique

When The Double Life of Veronique (1991) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival it not only brought international acclaim and attention to its director Krzysztof Kieslowski but also to the film’s star, Irene Jacob. At the time, the 24-year-old Swiss... 

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

November 30, 2006

 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse premiered on April 21, 1933 in Budapest. It was banned in Germany because of its thinly-veiled criticism of Adolph Hitler and his regime. The film was finally shown in Germany on August 24, 1951 in a shortened version. The... 

King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition

November 29, 2006

 King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition

King Kong (2005) is Peter Jackson’s epic, mega-budget, fanboy love letter to the film that inspired him to become a movie director in the first place. Clocking in at double the running time of the original, Jackson’s film is an ambitious juggernaut... 

Tales of the Rat Fink

November 28, 2006

 Tales of the Rat Fink

Ron Mann is a Canadian filmmaker who specializes in documentaries about alternative culture; be it comic books with Comic Book Confidential (1988), a famous dance craze with Twist (1992) or marijuana culture with Grass (1999). His latest film, Tales of... 

Sweetie

November 22, 2006

 Sweetie

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion has had a fascinating career with a varied body of work including a period drama (The Piano), a literary adaptation (The Portrait of a Lady) and a crime thriller (In the Cut). A common trait among all of the films in... 

An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder

November 21, 2006

 An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder

If Kevin Smith stopped making movies, he could easily make a living doing spoken word tours entertaining his fans with stories about his life and the movies he’s made. He’s a natural speaker who loves to talk. His spoken word gigs are the stuff of... 

Wordplay

November 20, 2006

 Wordplay

There’s an episode of MASH where Hawkeye and B.J. become obsessed with solving a New York Times crossword puzzle and go to outrageous lengths to finish it. This episode perfectly sums up the kind of dedication these puzzles inspire and require. Wordplay... 

Transformers: The Movie: 20th Anniversary Special Edition

November 17, 2006

 Transformers: The Movie: 20th Anniversary Special Edition

For those of us who grew up watching the Transformers cartoon every day after school in the early 1980s, the movie came as quite a shock. Most of us, at that early, impressionable age, were unprepared for the much darker tone and the increased level of... 

My Name is Earl: Season 1

November 15, 2006

 My Name is Earl: Season 1

The rest of the world has finally realized what fans of Kevin Smith’s movies already knew for years – Jason Lee is a very funny guy. He established his comedic credibility with classic performances in Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997) and had... 

Art School Confidential

November 14, 2006

 Art School Confidential

Daniel Clowes made the successful transition from the comic book page to the big screen with an adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World in 2000. It was an excellent example of all the right elements coming together at the right time. Clowes is back... 

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