Archive for January, 2012

If You Like Monty Python…

If You Like Monty Python…

| January 24, 2012

One of the wonderful things about Limelight’s If You Like… series is that they’re exactly what they should be: they’re written with the enthusiasm of a friend recommendation, with the research instincts of a journalist. A.V. Club writer Zack Handlen is your friendly guide through the influences on and of Monty Python in the latest […]

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Chalet Girl

Chalet Girl

| January 24, 2012

Chalet Girl is a teenage romantic comedy about a young tomboy, Kim, (Felicity Jones) who was successfully competing in skateboard competitions until she was derailed by the sudden death of her mother in a car accident. Her summer job at the local burger joint turns into the meager bread and butter for her and her […]

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Spiderhole

Spiderhole

| January 23, 2012

In a lot of ways, it’s a good time to be a horror fan. Interesting genre films now regularly make their way from all over the world to the States thanks to distributors like IFC Midnight, who are willing to take a chance on genre films that other companies may take a pass on. One […]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

| January 22, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a movie that tells the story of a young boy who loses his father in the 9/11 terrorism attacks. His father Thomas Schell, played by Tom Hanks, gets trapped in one of the World Trade Center towers, and he tries to reach his family, as he’s waiting for rescue. […]

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NEWS….CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS….

NEWS….CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS….

| January 22, 2012

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is now accepting proposals! The Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce that the new “Chicago Digital Media Production Fund” is now accepting proposals. Independent film and video makers based in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are invited to apply for the Chicago Digital Media Production […]

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NEWS….IDAHO FILMMAKERS ON QUEST TO FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

NEWS….IDAHO FILMMAKERS ON QUEST TO FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

| January 22, 2012

Idaho Filmmakers Tate McCullough and Will Schmeckpeper – along with actress and performer Calico Cooper – will be traversing the United States the summer of 2012 via Amtrak passenger train in order to film a documentary about the state of the American Dream. “According to a recent Yahoo! Finance report,” says Schmeckpeper, “41% of Americans […]

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Being Human: Season 2, Eps. 1&2

Being Human: Season 2, Eps. 1&2

| January 22, 2012

SyFy’s Being Human is certainly a show with something to prove, something it freely acknowledges with its first two episodes of its sophomore season. Besides living up to the reputation of its BBC predecessor, the scripted series is finally beginning to understand its own potential. While the first season was, more or less, a carbon […]

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WWII in 3D

WWII in 3D

| January 21, 2012

Narrated by Tom Wilkinson (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Batman Begins) WWII in 3D is not a movie shot in 3D for the fun of it. The brief History Channel documentary focuses on the Nazis’ use of 3D pictures and video during WWII to create propaganda for their cause. It’s not made clear how […]

Film As Seen By Wayne Case, 2011

Film As Seen By Wayne Case, 2011

| January 20, 2012

Best Films (In order of preference) (1) THE HELP (2) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (3) WAR HORSE (4) J. EDGAR (5) SUPER 8 (6) 50/50 (7) MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (8) THE IDES OF MARCH (9) SHAME (10) HANNA (11) X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Runners-Up (Alphabetical) A BETTER LIFE THE DEBT DRIVE JANE EYRE […]

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The Overcoat (Il Cappotto)

The Overcoat (Il Cappotto)

| January 19, 2012

I’ve had the opportunity to review quite a few things from Raro Video and I can honestly say that Alberto Lattuada’s The Overcoat (Il Cappotto) is the best thing I’ve seen from them. Based of the short story by Nikolai Gogol, the film is set in Italy’s 1950’s and follows Carmine (Renato Rascel), a city […]

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