Writers, novelists in particular, often have a cat or two attending them as they go about the terrifying business of setting words to blank page. Novelist Sandi Tan had 11. One by one the cats began to appear at her doorstep as she was writing her debut novel, The Black Isle.
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When most people think of Keanu Reeves, "inquisitive cinephile" may not be the first description that comes to mind. With roles in films from the action flick Point Break to cult-fave fantasy franchise,The Matrix, the mild-mannered actor is known more for his signature, low-key line delivery than hi ... More >>
"There's no right decision for her to make." Sarah Polley is talking about one of her characters, but it sounds more like a view of the world. "I think what's scary is when people make life-denying choices," she says. With more than 50 acting credits to her name and her second directorial feature r ... More >>
Mads Brugger is sort of the VICE magazine version of Sasha Baron Cohen, as financed by Lars Von Trier. His last film was The Red Chapel, an exercise in hidden camera comedy with unusual socio-political stakes, which I put on my top 10 list for 2010.
In Chapel, Danish journalist Brugger posed as th ... More >>
Delicieuse, known for its goat's milk ice cream, is closing, but that doesn't mean Los Angeles isn't full of fantastic ice cream and gelato shops. In fact, we're chock-a-block with delicious frozen treats. Here are ten of our favorites.
Remember the J-horror trend of the early 2000s? You know, the one that brought us all those movies with ominous sounding single-word titles like the Ring, Pulse and The Grudge? Yeah, you've got Sion Sono to thank for a lot of that.
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Americans remember President Ronald Reagan as any number of things: The Great Communicator, a proponent of trickle-down economics, a hack former actor with a penchant for chimpanzees. Few, however, kn ... More >>
Flower FilmsLes Blank, the foodie's documentarianThe foodie's documentarian, Les Blank, director of "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers," "All in this Tea," and "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe," which, though only 20 minutes long, is quite possibly the most perfect union of food and film ever capt ... More >>
Battle RoyaleWhen Ella Taylor asked me to rename my top five films of all time, I tattled off the obvious titles. She then asked, "Any since the last 17 years?""In my top five?" I asked incredulously. "Well, okay, top 10," she relented."Well, let me think about that."And upon later reflection, I rea ... More >>