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Chris’ Top 5 Picks for Best Movies  of 2012

Chris’ Top 5 Picks for Best Movies of 2012

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Near the end of the 2000 movie High Fidelity (based on the Nick Hornby book of the same name), main character and record store owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) starts his own label and decides to call it: “Top 5 Records.”  Throughout the movie, Gordon and his staff, Barry (Jack Black) and Dick (Todd Louiso), […]

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Film 2012

Film 2012

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

              THE BEST In Alphabetical Order: Argo – What? You disagree? Argo-fuck-yourself! The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Warm, funny, sad, tender, real. The Cabin In The Woods – Horror comedy that is pure pleasure to watch. Deadfall – Sweet little crime drama w/quirky characters and lots of twists. […]

48th CIFF: Antiviral

48th CIFF: Antiviral

| October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The very first image of Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones) in Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, emotes a major feeling that permeates throughout the films entirety, unease. With this introduction to our world and protagonist of Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg unveils a major satire of celebrity status, society’s infatuation with it and does so with such fierce bravado […]

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48th CIFF: Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri)

48th CIFF: Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri)

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu has delivered another wonderful and complex film in his latest offering, Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri). The film won for Best Screenplay and the two lead actresses won a shared award earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The film centers around Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) and Alina (Cristina Flutur), two […]

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RiffTrax Live!: “Manos” The Hands of Fate

RiffTrax Live!: “Manos” The Hands of Fate

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every time I sit down to watch “Manos” The Hands of Fate, I can’t help but wonder what the hell I’m doing. I mean, there’s absolutely no reason to watch Manos. The film has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It’s ugly, poorly-written, poorly-dubbed, and sheer friggin’ torture to sit through. Even with the aid of Joel […]

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An Interview with Joan Benedict Steiger

An Interview with Joan Benedict Steiger

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s no business like show business, and that famous lyric seems to ring true for Joan Benedict Steiger. A veteran of television, film and stage, she has never been afraid to live a life in the spotlight; from real life Hollywood romances (including one with Academy Award-winning actor Rod Steiger) to a one-woman show about […]

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Interview with Michaël R. Roskam, Director of Bullhead

Interview with Michaël R. Roskam, Director of Bullhead

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing and quite the achievement to find out that the 2011 Belgian film Bullhead is Michaël R. Roskam’s first feature. The sheer bravery of it and its subject matter would make one think that it was made by veteran of the industry. Yet, Roskam’s abilities behind the camera and the sheer dedication of his […]

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Tanna Frederick: Winner of the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick: Winner of the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

| May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

FM: Ms. Frederick, thank you very much for taking part in this interview. It is a pleasure to speak with you. You have just been honored with the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival for your work with Project Cornlight, an organization aimed at promoting Iowan filmmakers. Can you please tell us […]

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Music and Story – An Interview with Film and TV Composer, Joey Newman

Music and Story – An Interview with Film and TV Composer, Joey Newman

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

For film and television composer, Joey Newman, writing music for the big and small screens runs in his family. But for Newman, the desire to work as a composer evolved organically, starting with learning both the drums and piano at a very young age, attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and falling in love […]

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Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto talk Trishna… and Tess

Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto talk Trishna… and Tess

| May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

From 19th Century England to 21st Century India, director Michael Winterbottom and actress Freida Pinto talk about bringing Thomas Hardy’s story of tradition and modernization, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, into a rich and new light with Trishna.  When acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom first brought Thomas Hardy to the screen in 1996 with Jude (Jude […]

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