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Interview with Chopping Mall Director Jim Wynorski, Guest of this Year’s Massacre in Chicago

Interview with Chopping Mall Director Jim Wynorski, Guest of this Year’s Massacre in Chicago

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With 100’s of beloved cult films in his eclectic oeuvre, Jim Wynorski has been providing fodder for fan boy dreams for over 25 years. Happily, Chopping Mall, one of his most cherished titles, will be presented this Saturday, October 18th, at The Massacre in Chicago. Wynorski, who will be present at the event, recently spoke […]

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Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe & Kevin Finn on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe & Kevin Finn on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I consider James Rolfe a major pioneer of transmedia.  His website, Cinemassacre, offers a wide array of short films, videos, blog posts, podcasts, etc. I’ve personally followed Rolfe and Cinemassacre since the fall of 2008, when I discovered the Angry Video Game Nerd. The first AVGN review I ever watched was in fact his 3-part […]

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James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

James Franco and Scott Haze are on a mission– to adapt American literary masterpieces of the 20th century into film. OK, maybe they’re not on a mission per say, but in the last couple of years their collaborative efforts have included adaptions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury, […]

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5 Underrated Films From Highly Rated Filmmakers

5 Underrated Films From Highly Rated Filmmakers

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cinema’s greatest filmmakers have taken their greatest films up mountains that tower above the films that dot the hillside below.  Sometimes a great filmmaker has to spend years on the hillside before building up the strength to scale a mountain with a film.  Other times, a great filmmaker reaches a creative peak early in his […]

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Interview with ‘Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia’ director Nicholas Wrathall

Interview with ‘Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia’ director Nicholas Wrathall

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with director Nicholas Wrathall to discuss his new documentary on Gore Vidal, The United States of Amensia. Our conversation covers many of the subjects mentioned in my review of the film – including the personality and politics of Gore Vidal, along with the director’s impetus behind the creation […]

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Venice meets Tribeca: TFF Interview with Chris Messina and the Cast of Alex of Venice

Venice meets Tribeca: TFF Interview with Chris Messina and the Cast of Alex of Venice

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

For his directorial debut Chris Messina, Hollywood’s current Renaissance man and star of The Mindy Project, wanted to explore the veracity of a family seemingly falling apart through a character-driven film set in Venice Beach, California. Alex of Venice made its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week and the team came out […]

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Nas’ “Time is Illmatic” opens the Tribeca Film Festival

Nas’ “Time is Illmatic” opens the Tribeca Film Festival

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lilly Hartley’s Candescent Films announced a multi-year initiative with Tribeca Film Institute to support documentary film through the Candescent Award. The Award’s inaugural recipient will be Time is Illmatic, which is opening this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The award is a grant given through the Tribeca Film Institute. Time is Illmatic, from director/producer One9 and producer […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Ubiquitous, Unassuming, and Unpredictable

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Ubiquitous, Unassuming, and Unpredictable

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the set of the 1999 film Magnolia, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses a scene with Philip Seymour Hoffman.  Though the scene revolves around a man dying of cancer (played by Jason Robards) with Hoffman as the caretaker, the two are like schoolyard pals, nudging and giggling with a playful enthusiasm.  What should Hoffman do […]

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Interview: Crispin Glover Brings Films, Big Slide Show to Chicago

Interview: Crispin Glover Brings Films, Big Slide Show to Chicago

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

While perhaps best known as an actor in such films as Back to the Future, Crispin Glover is also truly interesting artist and filmmaker who uses his appearances in major-studio Hollywood films to finance his own films and artistic pursuits. Mr. Glover has directed two feature films so far, the first two in a trilogy […]

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Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

So here’s my Top 20 for 2013. As always, this is not some kind of attempt at an objective “Best Films of 2013,” these are my personal 20 favorite films that were released in 2013 in the States (theatrical, VOD, cable, whatever) that I actually watched during 2013. If I didn’t see it during the […]

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