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“Rated R for language.” (photo)

“Rated R for language.”

Springboarding off the much–remarked upon faux-controversies surrounding “Avatar” into a meditation upon the boundaries and limitations of the ratings system, A.O. Scott raises a point I hadn’t thought about. It’s not the R/NC-17 divide that worries most parents: “the more embattled frontier is the one between PG-13 and R.” “It is easy,” he continues, “to […]

Minor Crises (photo)

Minor Crises

Whether he likes it or not — and we’re talking about a director whose characters feel so much ambivalence that you can practically see it radiating off of them in waves — Andrew Bujalski has become the patron saint of the burgeoning grassroots indie movement misleadingly known as mumblecore. (The people in these films may […]

The Final Frontier of Filmmaking: Three Stories of Self-Distribution

Here’s how the story goes: You scrimp, save and starve to make the film of your dreams. You sleep in your car, you only eat ramen for two years and develop scurvy, you volunteer for experimental drug treatments for cash, you teach the 9-year-old next door how to use Final Cut Pro so that he […]