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Kurt Vonnegut: 1922 – 2007

Cultural satirist and novelist Kurt Vonnegut died today. He was 84. Vonnegut suffered brain injuries from a fall in his Manhattan apartment a few weeks ago and he had been hospitalized ever since. He meant ever...
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Fassbinder Begins At MOMA

The restored version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 13-part (plus epilogue), 15 1/2 hour marathon, "Berlin Alexanderplatz," begins its North American premiere tonight at the Modern Museum of Art. Only New Yorker...
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The Darjeeling Limited Takes Shape

Rumors abound with the new Wes Anderson film, "The Darjeeling Limited," which wrapped principal photography recently. This much seems true: - The film is about 3 brothers (Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and A...
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Late-Day Dailies

- Grindhouse flopped ($11.5 million) and apparently studio exec Harvey Weinstein is having second thought about letting Tarantino and Rodriguez release them as individual feature length films. - Remember when D...
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The Sopranos: Brimming With Portent!

The Sopranos last night was a portentous slow-burn with tons of exhausting what's-gonna-happen dread and Lynchian foreshadowing. As usual, the Sopranos producers have an incredibly cinematic way of using music ...
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Cineaste Treat: Guy Maddin’s Brain, Live!

This time, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. are getting the same kind of love as New York. Beloved Winnipeg surrealist filmmaker Guy Maddin ("The Saddest Music on Earth," sometimes known as the "Canadian David L...
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Mid-Day Dailies

Out on DVD This Week:- The original swinging London, 1967 "Bedazzled," starring Peter Cook and sans Elizabeth Hurley- Robbed in the Foreign Oscar category and by robbed we mean, not even nominated, Pedro Almodo...
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La Jetée Finally Coming To DVD

The inspiration behind Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys," Chris Marker's 1962, 28-minute experimental science-fiction film, "La Jetée" is finally coming to DVD (and by that we mean regular, not hard to find dvd). Th...