Film Reviews and Commentary

Q&A – Richard Herskowitz, Cinema Pacific

Sean Hanson

October 7th, 2014

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Richard Herskowitz has been programming for more than 30 years — not computers, but film festivals. Since 1982, he has curated exhibitions at Cornell University and the University of Virginia. ......

McDANIEL’S MOVIE MOMENTS – Little Big Man (1970)

Kyle McDaniel

October 6th, 2014

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History has not been kind to Little Big Man. Its director, Arthur Penn, will forever be remembered as the force behind Bonnie and Clyde (1967), a film credited with rewriting the rules of ......

McDANIEL’S MOVIE MOMENTS – MASH (1970)

Kyle McDaniel

September 29th, 2014

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I have never watched a single episode of M*A*S*H, but I am aware of its influence on generations of television audiences. What appears to be a goofily dour sitcom ran for an astonishing 251 ......

MISE EN SEAN – Alive Inside (2014)

Sean Hanson

September 28th, 2014

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It has taken me more than a week to sit down and write about Alive Inside — a film that argues that access to stimuli, especially music, might pull seniors from the depths of dementia, even as ......

DAYDREAMER’S NOTEBOOK – The Zero Theorem (2013)

Tatsuya Goto

September 27th, 2014

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Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem is the last of his dystopian trilogy, following Brazil and Twelve Monkeys. Or, at least, that is what Gilliam had in mind when he planned and directed this movie. ...

THE INFORMANT – High Fidelity (2000)

Jason Blair

September 26th, 2014

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Like heavenly bodies, worthy romantic comedies tend to follow elongated orbits, arriving at depressingly infrequent intervals of every three or four years. Thus we appreciate 2012’s Silver ......

MISE EN SEAN – Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Sean Hanson

September 19th, 2014

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“I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, ......

DAYDREAMER’S NOTEBOOK – A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Tatsuya Goto

September 18th, 2014

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A Most Wanted Man is the third feature by Dutch director Anton Corbijn, who had already established himself as a photographer and music video director in Europe before he started shooting feature ...

McDANIEL’S MOVIE MOMENTS – Rock and Roll Me, John Cusack: A Collision of Cinema and Pop Music

Kyle McDaniel

September 17th, 2014

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The year Martin Scorsese released The Last Waltz (1978), his bittersweet adios to those talented if raggedy rock and rollers known as The Band, John Cusack was a 12-year old kid living in the ......

MISE EN SEAN – The One I Love (2014)

Sean Hanson

September 13th, 2014

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My friend sold me on The One I Love simply, by telling me “this has ‘Sean Hanson’ written all over it.” She couldn’t tell me why, just that I had to see it. Indeed, The One I Love poses a ......