Vadim Rizov

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  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    "It's number seven. The angel caressing the blonde." On the phone with his publicist, selecting stills from his new film, Idiots and Angels, Bill Plympton is having a very businesslike conversation about some very surreal images. Two days before A...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Preparing for a weeklong run of Olivier Assayas' Carlos — both in its full 319-minute glory and, for the impatient, in the just-under-three-hour recut — the American Cinematheque warms up with refresher screenings of two of Assayas' ke...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    The New Beverly's triple feature of classic screwball comedies presents a chance to consider two different approaches to comic rage. Monkey Business is the most cheerful of the three: As ship stowaways, the Marxes delay the token plot for a good 2...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    RESIDENT EVIL Afterlife 3D Having directed the first Resident Evil movie and written every installment since, crap auteur Paul W.S. Anderson returns behind the camera to put series hero (now his wife) Milla Jovovich through the 3-D paces. It's unc...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    ALPHA AND OMEGA Someday they'll make an animated movie in which carnivorous animals actually kill and eat their prey; until then, we're stuck with the likes of Alpha and Omega, where the big lion-vs.-dinner encounter involves felines dodging a car...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    GO TAKERS "Come drink with me from the goblet of destruction," quotes T.I.'s bank robber (from Genghis Khan!) before Takers' big heist kicks off — and he's not joking. Acting as both producer and plot fulcrum, T.I. is the big, human attracti...