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Opening This Week: January 26th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Smokin’ Aces,” Universal Pictures, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Blood and Chocolate” The producers of “Underworld” present us with yet another female-fronted supernatural thriller, as “Dreamland”‘s Agnes Bruckner must choose between her loving boyfriend or her family’s secret society of werewolves. […]

Opening This Week: January 19th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “The Hitcher,” Rogue Pictures, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Alone with Her” It can often seem like indie movies can be summed up as part of one of three categories: 1) the self-important road movie where everybody learns something, 2) the […]

Gagging on the Kool-Aid: Cult Films We Just Don’t Get

By Aaron Hillis, Michelle Orange, Matt Singer, R. Emmet Sweeney and Alison Willmore IFC News [Photo: Rutger Hauer in the original “The Hitcher,” a slasher cult favorite that inspired a remake opening this week. ®TriStar Pictures, 1986] Cult movies and independent films are rarely grouped together, but let’s drop the pretensions and face it — […]

Opening This Week: January 11th, 2007

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Tears of the Black Tiger,” Magnolia Pictures, 2007] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this weekend. “Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story” Courtesy of executive producer and director of “The Piano” Jane Campion comes this documentary, co-directed by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim, about a Japanese […]

What’s Up In January

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Sacco and Vanzetti,” Willow Pond Films, screening as part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival] Recent Acquisitions: Universal Pictures Jan 1—31 The Museum of Modern Art in New York City presents this contemporary retrospective of films produced by Universal Pictures. Some highlights include the Hugh Grant comedy […]

2006: The Year in Blurbs

By Michelle Orange, Matt Singer, R. Emmet Sweeney and Alison Willmore IFC News [Photo: “The Departed,” Warner Bros. Pictures, 2006] As the year-end wrap-ups and round-ups roll in, they all seem to groaningly agree that it’s been a pretty mediocre year at the movies. Not that there weren’t plenty of notable losses, highlights, events, performances […]

Opening This Week: December 30th, 2006

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “The Tiger and the Snow,” Strand Releasing, 2006] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Arthur and the Invisibles” So Luc Besson, director of “The Professional” and the cult fav “The Fifth Element,” plans on retiring from directing following his latest film, which is […]

The Glory That Is Gong Li

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Curse of the Golden Flower,” Sony Pictures Classics] Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg. Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard. Carmen Maura and Pedro Almodóvar. Cinema history is filled with famous pairings of directors and their favorite actresses. From silent cinema’s Griffith and Gish to Woody Allen and whoever is […]

Opening This Week: December 22, 2006

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “The Good Shepherd,” Universal Pictures, 2006] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “The Case of the Grinning Cat” Everyone’s favorite French documentarian Chris Marker is still making films at the ripe old age of 85, and his latest is as politically concerned as […]

Opening This Week: December 15th, 2006

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “The Good German,” Warner Bros., 2006] A round-up of the best (or worst) $10 you’ll spend this week. “Automatons” New York City-based genre filmmaker James Felix McKenney’s latest film depicts a future in which one woman is left alive after a generations-long war with robots nearly eliminated the human […]