Director Douglas Tirola originally set out to make a movie about corner bars, "but it's not the best time in history for the corner bar." So instead he made a movie about what it is the best time in history for: modern cocktail bars and the folks who run them. Tirola's movie, Hey Bartender, premie ... More >>
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With so many indie films and repertory screenings, how do the city's movie buffs manage it all?
Quentin Tarantino emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, Django Unchained. Will the Academy really, really like it?
Our weekly list of special event films to see: Friday, Dec. 14 What would make 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life even more wonderful? Seeing it on ice! Put those ice-skating moves to work while the Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile plays the movie (Christmas cake is promised). Keep an eye on its Tw ... More >>
For a newly-signed band criss-crossing the U.S. touring, maintaining exuberance shouldn't be hard for Milo Greene to do. But the Silver Lake dream pop quintet, having just started their biggest tour, is already a bit road worn.
The opening credits of the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly are set to snatches of Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic Convention speech, focused on the notion of "the American promise," jarringly jump-intercut with scenes of Frank (Scoot McNairy) making his way through a tunnel onto a dismal Ameri ... More >>
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Last weekend was WonderCon, the large, three-day pop culture convention organized by the same people who bring us San Diego Comic-Con every year. Normally, WonderCon takes place in San Francisco. Due to remodeling at their hometown convention center, however, this year's event moved to Anaheim. It ... More >>
A summer action film, Dardenne style
Sacha Baron Cohen is The DictatorWe know -- you're excited about The Dark Knight Rises. And The Avengers. And Hunger Games. So are we. We're also excited about a lot of other movies whose marketing campaigns have not inundated us with white noise (yet). Allow us to suggest a few more films to ... More >>
With her talking cat, T-shirt dance, interactive pink thought balloons and unicorn fans, the filmmaker-artist just wants us all to connect
Outfest's satellite fest celebrates people of color
It's a mature movie about immaturity, says the director of Mysterious Skin
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams Get It On
Todd Solondz on the new roles, and new life, in his latest film
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Pat O'Neill's shattered, kaleidoscopic storytelling and beyond
Why the funniest, most subversive film of the year starring Jim Carrey as a gay felon isn't coming to your local multiplex anytime soon
This just over the wire from the Sundance Institute:"Sundance Institute today confirmed that effective February 28, 2009, Geoffrey Gilmore is resigning his position as Director, Sundance Film Festival. Gilmore joined Sundance Institute in 1990. As Director of the Sundance Film Festival he has w ... More >>
So-so-Soderbergh, and then some
Back in sight
Identity theft, self-promotion and the search for laminates at Sundance
Little Miss Sunshine lights into the American family
Festival’s documentaries offer a survey of global disorder
At this year’s festival, the gems were in the margins
As I write this, a fresh blanket of snow has turned Park City, Utah into a veritable winter wonderland and, in an unprecedented occurrence, the jury and audience members of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival have proved unanimous in their assessment of the best of the fest. In the dramatic competition, ... More >>
No restitution, no clean records, not even a simple sorry for the wrongly incarcerated in Jessica Sanders’ documentary After Innocence
Its gonna be a long, not-so-hot summer movie season
Authentic and otherwise
At Sundance, indie film thrives — in spite of the “hot” industry tips
There’s more than one way to dance in Park City
Why dont Hollywood Democrats run for public office?
They've got to be stupid to be smart
High art and low commerce at the Sundance Film Festival
Ecstasy done right in Greg Harrisons Groove