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A Lynchian Line-up

By Aaron Hillis, Michelle Orange, Matt Singer, R. Emmet Sweeney and Alison Willmore IFC News [Photo: “Eraserhead,” Absurda/ Subversive, 1977] [Listen to our podcast on “Inland Empire”] David Lynch’s latest film, “Inland Empire,” may be the first film that greets the auteur of oddness’ legacy with a wink and a self-acknowledging nod. For years, Lynch […]

What’s Up In December

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Repo Man,” Universal Pictures, 1984] “Babel” with Alejandro González Iñárritu Dec 1 Mexican director Iñárritu will be on hand at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens for a screening of his latest starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Iñárritu loves movies with multiple, connected storylines, as […]

Throwing Out the Book

By Dan Persons IFC News [Photo: “Yaji + Kita: Midnight Pilgrims,” Media Blasters, 2006] “You know,” editor Alison Willmore said to me when I told her about “Yaji + Kita: Midnight Pilgrims,” the self-proclaimed “gay samurai biker” film that had a nanosecond-long release in New York and is now available for your pleasure and befuddlement […]

Opening This Week: December 8th, 2006

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Apocalypto,” Buena Vista Pictures, 2006] A round-up of mainstream and indie films opening in theaters this week. “Apocalypto” Mel Gibson just can’t seem to escape controversy. Following his visually torturous 2004 megahit “The Passion of the Christ” and his drunk driving arrest this past summer in which he slurred […]

Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy

By Dan Persons IFC News “Basically, an actor has no place to play unless they’re in a film or in a play. Who are they, during the day? That’s why you see people acting strangely in the street.” Director/writer/actor/metal legend Christopher Guest and his co-writer/co-star Eugene Levy talk “For Your Consideration.” Watch the video.

Opening This Week: December 1st, 2006

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “3 Needles,” Wolfe Releasing, 2006] A round-up of the indie and indie-ish films opening in theaters this week. “10 Items or Less” Stop the presses. Morgan Freeman moves on from that same supporting role he’s been cast in for the past decade or so and plays the lead in […]

The Long Goodbye

By Aaron Hillis, Michelle Orange, Matt Singer, R. Emmet Sweeney and Alison Willmore [Photo: “A Prairie Home Companion,” Picturehouse, 2006] When Robert Altman passed away last week at the age of 81, it put an end to one of the most innovative and diverse careers in the history of American film. Though he made movies […]

Nicholas Hytner on “The History Boys”

By Dan Persons IFC News [Photo: “The History Boys,” Fox Searchlight, 2006] It’s a new spin on the phrase “no child left behind.” In “The History Boys,” based on the Tony award-winning play by Alan Bennett, a group of British teachers in the 1980s — the idealistic Hector (Richard Griffiths); the pragmatic Mrs. Lintott (Frances […]

Opening This Week: November 24th, 2006

By Christopher Bonet IFC News [Photo: “Backstage,” Strand Releasing, 2006] A round-up of the indie and indie-ish films opening in theaters this week. “Backstage” French filmmaker/actress Emmanuelle Bercot writes and directs this film about an obsessed fan whose life is turned upside down when her life crosses with her favorite pop idol. The film screened […]

Dysfunction Junction

By Aaron Hillis, Michelle Orange, Matt Singer, R. Emmet Sweeney and Alison Willmore IFC News [Photo: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Bryanston Distrib., 1974] Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year where unchecked family issues come home to curdle in stress and congealed cranberry sauce. We’re just kidding — love you, Mom! In honor of the holiday, […]