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Ondi Timoner

“Cool It,” Reviewed (photo)

“Cool It,” Reviewed

For those coming to Ondi Timoner’s “Cool It” with a considerable amount of skepticism, the first half-hour will do little to sway you as Timoner strains to make you like Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial advocate of alternative energy strategies nicknamed for the title of his most famous book as “The Skeptical Environmentalist.” After a montage […]

Nine Women That Will Rule This Year’s Toronto Film Festival (photo)

Nine Women That Will Rule This Year’s Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto Film Festival starts today and throughout the festival, we’ll be providing updates, interviews and reviews, but in scrolling through the massive schedule — 300-plus films in 11 days — there’s a noticeable case of gender inequality. Yes, following rave reception in Telluride, a new king is expected to be crowned with a stuttering […]

“Taking Woodstock” Offers Nothing New (photo)

“Taking Woodstock” Offers Nothing New

Apparently determined to tackle every cinematic genre known to man, Ang Lee has thus far given us his take on the popular-lit adaptation (“Eat Drink Man Woman”), the classic-lit adaptation (“Sense and Sensibility”), the Civil War western (“Ride With the Devil”), the wuxia action flick (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), the Marvel comic-book summer tentpole (“Hulk”), […]

August Evenings (photo)

August Evenings

This week’s slate reinvents the wheel, so to speak, unveiling a vast array of twists, tweaks, role reversals and reinventions to satisfy all tastes. Download this in audio form (MP3: 12:46 minutes, 11.7 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “At The Edge of The World” Made famous by the weekly embedded correspondence […]

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Dandy Warhols’ “And Then I Dreamt of Yes” presents the world premiere of the music video for the Dandy Warhols‘ “And Then I Dreamt of Yes,” from the album “Earth To The Dandy Warhols,” directed by Mark Helfrich (check out an interview with him below). Director Mark Helfrich is a romantic. He’s nostalgic about his beginnings as an editor, back when editors […]

The “Public” Life of Ondi Timoner (photo)

The “Public” Life of Ondi Timoner

Ondi Timoner seems less interested in making documentaries than immersive experiences, something both at odds and in harmony with Josh Harris, the internet pioneer and the subject of her latest documentary, “We Live in Public.” A man who claims his best friend growing up was his television, Harris made his millions by creating a web-based […]

SXSW 2009: “We Live in Public.” (photo)

SXSW 2009: “We Live in Public.”

Josh Harris might just be too good a subject for a film. A dotcom millionaire, Harris was unerringly ahead of his time, seeing promise in the internet before it really existed, focusing on chat at the dawn of services like Prodigy, moving into web-only TV before there was even infrastructure for it, and putting the […]

Sundance 2009: “Push” and “We Live in Public” Take the Top Prizes (photo)

Sundance 2009: “Push” and “We Live in Public” Take the Top Prizes

“Push,” Lee Daniels’ adaptation of performance poet Sapphire’s novel about an abused, illiterate teenager struggling to break free from her hellish homelife in Harlem, was the big winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, picking up both the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, with star Mo’Nique earning a Special Jury Prize for […]