Tag: Drafthouse Films

Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

| November 14, 2014

Depending on who you ask, Michel Gondry has already made at least one “masterpiece” with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. While that is an excellent film, and particularly notable for its perfect marriage of content and filmmaker, a large part of that film’s success also lies with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Gondry’s career has veered […]

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Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

| March 24, 2014

Cheap Thrills is a single-minded, vicious, misanthropic thriller.  Despite the marketing campaign promoting it as a black comedy, there are very few laughs other than a shocked chortle as you watch two men descend into violent desperation.  Pat Healy – best known as the neo-Nazi clerk from Ghost World – and Ethan Embry – of […]

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Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

| January 11, 2013

Why hadn’t I seen Wake in Fright before now?! For that matter, why the hell haven’t you seen Wake in Fright (assuming you haven’t, of course, but if you have, kudos)?! It boggles my mind to see such an incredible piece of cinema as this remain all-but-forgotten except by a small but devoted cult following […]

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Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

| September 7, 2012

Director Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright is restored, re-mastered and set to reopen in U.S. Theaters this October for the first time in three decades, thanks to Drafthouse Films, and a miraculous discovery of a film once thought totally lost. The infamous thriller was once a star of its nation’s emerging cinema; upheld critically alongside other […]

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Interview with Michaël R. Roskam, Director of Bullhead

Interview with Michaël R. Roskam, Director of Bullhead

| June 27, 2012

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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