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What’s Up In March

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Rear Window,” Paramount Picture, 1954 — screening as part of the Fashion in Film Festival] Miami International Film Festival Mar. 2-11 For early spring breakers hitting South Florida, the Miami International Film Festival might be a great time to check out Paul Verhoeven’s latest film, “Black Book,” or perhaps […]

Opening This Week: March 9th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “The Exterminating Angels,” IFC First Take, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “300” 2005’s “Sin City” proved that a $40 million dollar film could be shot entirely in Robert Rodriguez’s garage and still manage to win both critical and commercial success while […]

Opening This Week: February 26th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Into Great Silence,” Zeitgeist Films, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Black Snake Moan” If you thought director Craig Brewer’s “Hustle and Flow” had an over-the-top premise, just be prepared for his latest Southern drama about a God-fearing former blues musician (Samuel […]

Opening This Week: February 23, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Amazing Grace,” Roadside Atttractions, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “The Abandoned” Horror films set across international waters seem to be all the rage these days (“The Grudge” and “Hostel” series hint that wherever you may go in this world, someone will […]

Daniele Thompson on “Avenue Montaigne”

By Dan Persons IFC News [Photo: “Avenue Montaigne,” ThinkFilm, 2007] The street is real, a stretch in Paris lined with theaters, concert halls, auction houses, and anchored by a tiny café where artists, performers, businessmen and blue collar workers intermingle. Into this locale, director Danièle Thompson — co-scripting with her son Christopher — places a […]

Opening This Week: February 16th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Avenue Montaigne,” ThinkFilm, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Antibodies” German director Christian Alvart follows up his 1999 film “Curiosity & the Cat” with this suspense thriller about a small-town detective whose interrogation of a serial killer threatens the core of his […]

Unsexy Sex: A Valentine

By Michelle Orange, Matt Singer, R. Emmet Sweeney and Alison Willmore [Photo: “Killing Me Softly,” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002] On-screen chemistry’s a funny thing. Some actors come together and click; others might as well be staring out at each other from separate screens across the multiplex. When it comes to romance, good chemistry can mark the difference […]

What’s Up In February

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Once Upon a Time In The West,” Paramount Pictures, 1969] Ennio Morricone Feb 1—10 In honor of his upcoming honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his recent concert at Radio City Music Hall (his first in the US), New York’s Museum of Modern […]

Opening This Week: February 9th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Hannibal Rising,” Weinstein Co., 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Black Friday” Indian director Anurag Kashyap’s latest documents the investigations following the Bombay bombing of 1993, which occurred just two weeks after the bombing of the World Trade Center. The film tells […]

Sundance Dispatch 7: Love is blind.

By Michael Scasserra IFC News [Photos: “Crazy Love” – Magnolia, “Fido” – Lionsgate, “The Savages” – Fox Searchlight, “Broken English” – HDNet, “The Signal” – Magnolia, “Teeth” – Weinstein Co./Lionsgate, “Grace is Gone” – Weinstein Co., 2007] Ah, love and romance in Park City. This year’s Sundance hosted “Once,” a whimsical musical from Ireland about […]