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Michael Caine Impersonates Michael Caine (photo)

Michael Caine Impersonates Michael Caine

“Yours is the most impersonated voice in the business,” muses Michael Parkinson, who interviews Michael Caine in the clip below. Which may be true — back in November, in fact, we posted this clip from the BBC series “The Trip,” in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon each demonstrate and then debate over the finer […]

“Black Swan” Is Indeed Swans, All the Way Down  (photo)

“Black Swan” Is Indeed Swans, All the Way Down

At The Playlist, Christopher Bell has highlights from the talk Darren Aronofsky gave last night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the culmination of a retrospective of his pre-“Black Swan” work. Particularly of interest is the explanation of the film’s unique sound design: Many sound effects in the picture were a manipulation of a […]

If “Freaks and Geeks” Made It One More Season (photo)

If “Freaks and Geeks” Made It One More Season

The 18 episodes that make up the entirety of “Freaks and Geeks” represent one of the most heartbreaking show cancellations in memory. (You can find the detailed write-ups of each episode Matt Singer and I did here.) While the creators and cast hardly dropped from the face of the earth after the show ended, it’s […]

How to Have Makeup and Neuroses JUST LIKE Natalie Portman’s Character in “Black Swan” (photo)

How to Have Makeup and Neuroses JUST LIKE Natalie Portman’s Character in “Black Swan”

I don’t know that the video below needs further introduction, other than that it’s the creation of aspiring comedienne Gloria Shuri Nava and is a frighteningly funny satirical take on both Darren Aronofsky’s film, the abundance of amateur makeup tutorials on YouTube and a particular type of fandom.

The Moments of 2010 (photo)

The Moments of 2010

Moving Image Source has made an annual tradition of gathering from their contributors, but also artists, writers and others, their pick for the “moving image moment or event” of the year. What makes this list so interesting is that it ranges far past just the movies, to include videos on the web, TV shows, news […]

Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite Films of 2010 (photo)

Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite Films of 2010

The “Pulp Fiction” filmmaker has passed along his picks for the top 20 films of the year to fan site The Quentin Tarantino Archives, and the results are as eclectic a mix of the high and low as you’d expect. 1. Toy Story 32. The Social Network3. Animal Kingdom4. I Am Love5. Tangled6. True Grit7. […]

Trailering: Keanu Reeves Bank-Robbing Rom Com “Henry’s Crime” (photo)

Trailering: Keanu Reeves Bank-Robbing Rom Com “Henry’s Crime”

“Henry’s Crime” was co-written by Sacha Gervasi, the director of the great “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” — yay! However, Gervasi also wrote “The Terminal,” for which I cannot summon a yay. As to how “Henry’s Crime” will turn out, it’s hard to say tell from the trailer below. Keanu Reeves plays a guy who […]

Terrence Malick’s “Good Will Hunting” (photo)

Terrence Malick’s “Good Will Hunting”

Tom Shone has a few “Good Will Hunting”-centric excerpts from a recent interview he did with Matt Damon on his blog. One particularly tasty anecdote involves Damon and cowriter Ben Affleck getting notes from Terrence Malick, who, Shone notes, “happened to be best friends with Affleck’s godfather”: “We just asked if we could have a […]

“Blue Valentine”‘s Director Builds Some Small Screen “Muscle” (photo)

“Blue Valentine”‘s Director Builds Some Small Screen “Muscle”

It took Derek Cianfrance a dozen years to get his second feature, “Blue Valentine,” made, but now that the indie romance is finally in theaters, raking in dough in a limited release, generating awards talk for leads Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and ending up on plenty of year-end top ten lists (including my own), […]

The Heterodox Award, For When You Can’t Tell Truth From Fiction (photo)

The Heterodox Award, For When You Can’t Tell Truth From Fiction

As many have pointed out, if there was a major major theme to 2010, it was the blurry or even unknowable between the truth and the made up. Which makes it fitting that this year’s incarnation of the Cinema Eye Honors, which salute the best in nonfiction filmmaking, have a new category for that very […]