What’s been happening on the rest of IFC.com:
+ Video: Lars Ulrich Loves Indie Film – The Metallica drummer on how ’07 was a great year for independent film, his friendship with Thomas Vinterberg and why there’s still hope for low-budget cinema.
+ Feature: Four Actor-Director Duos Who Are Joined at the Hip – Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott aren’t the only actor/director pair attempting to be the John Wayne/John Ford of our time.
+ Interview: Eugene HÃ¼tz on “Filth and Wisdom” – Wrangling with the Gogol Bordello frontman over perversity, mustaches and his role in Madonna’s directorial debut.
+ On DVD: Jean-Pierre Melville, “The Last Laugh” – Michael Atkinson on the Criterionizing of two films from pulp archangel of French noir, plus a reevaluation of F.W. Murnau’s film school staple.
+ Podcast: Comebacks We’d Like to See – Continuing on a theme from last week’s installment, we line-up a few actors we’d like to see more on the big screen, and give out unsolicited advice as to the roles in which they should appear.
+ Video: “A Christmas Tale” at the New York Film Festival – Catherine Deneuve and Arnaud Desplechin address the press about their “advent calendar” film.
+ Opening This Week: Still President Bush get his biopic – Neil Pedley rounds up what’s new in theaters.
The Stagg Party: The new documentary series from Joe Swanberg (“Hannah Takes the Stairs,” “Young American Bodies”) kicked off this week with two episodes.
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[Photo: Eugene HÃ¼tz in Madonna’s “Filth and Wisdom,” IFC Films, 2008]