Monthly Archives: July 2016

THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA

Our collective view of World War II has changed greatly since the liberation of Europe and the defeat of the Axis in 1945. Information has come to light and disturbing discoveries have puckered our understanding of the last world war, … Continue reading

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MICROBE & GASOLINE

Ingmar Bergman said it best: “To shoot a film is to organize an entire universe.” And French writer/director Michel Gondry has been heeding this advice since the 90s. With his start in music videos — Foo Fighters, “Everlong;” Björk, “Bachelorette;” … Continue reading

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THE INNOCENTS

World War II was not kind to the sovereign nation of Poland. In September 1939, Poland was invaded on both sides — first by the Nazis on September 1 and then by the Soviets on the 17th — effectively tearing … Continue reading

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On the dangers of being polite — a conversation about THE INVITATION with Karyn Kusama

Utilizing a production budget of roughly $1 million and a single location — a mid-century house high in the Hollywood Hills — The Invitation is a slow-burning, dread-inducing exploration of pain and adult relationships. Theatrically distributed by Drafthouse Films earlier … Continue reading

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“I am spinning gold!” — A conversation with Adam Devine on MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES

Adam Devine is a clown, and a successful one at that. Whether he is chaos incarnate on the big screen in the his latest movie, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, or just an actor doing junket interviews in The … Continue reading

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ZERO DAYS

“I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!” —Albert Einstein When Einstein provided that quote in 1949 — to Alfred Werner for … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

Twenty-one years ago, Toy Story started a revolution. Not as a breakthrough in computer animation — though it was that as well — but as a breakthrough in imagination. What went on when our backs were turned? Once we left … Continue reading

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