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“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 […]

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 […]