This blog should be back to its regular self next week or so. In the meantime, a round-up of what’s been happening on the rest of IFC.com:
+ Review: “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” – Matt Singer wonder why, for a movie that supposedly revolves around music, no one in this teen rom-com seems to like it all that much.
+ Video: “The Wrestler” at the New York Film Festival – Mickey Rourke, Darren Aronofsky and Marisa Tomei face the press to share stories about the making of this tale of a faded pro wrestler.
+ Video: “Che” at the New York Film Festival – At his press conference, Steven Soderbergh talks about his motivations in making a four-hour bio-epic about Che Guevara.
+ Video: “Happy-Go-Lucky” at the New York Film Festival – Director Mike Leigh and star Sally Hawkins at the press conference, discussing why to simply write off the main character as cheery is to misunderstand her.
+ Video: “Hunger” at the New York Film Festival – Director Steve McQueen at the press conference for his film about the 1981 Irish hunger strike.
+ Interview: Neil Burger on “The Lucky Ones” – The director of last year’s surprise hit “The Illusionist” on stepping up to the present day and the Iraq War with his new road trip drama.
+ On DVD: “Jellyfish,” “Snow Angels” – Michael Atkinson on Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen’s everyone’s-connected social-weave film, like “Crash” by way of Wong Kar-Wai, but in Israel, and David Gordon Green’s own take on the same microgenre.
+ IFC News Podcast #96: Soundtracks That Overshadow Their Movies – Matt Singer and I talk about movies we think are more memorable for their song selection.
+ Opening This Week: Comedy in the Muslim world, infinite playlists and Jonathan Demme – Neil Pedley rounds up what’s new in theaters.
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[Photo: Mickey Rourke at the 2008 New York Film Festival press conference for “The Wrestler”]