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Stephen Saito

Swords, Battering Rams and Axes Collide in This “Ironclad” Exclusive Clip (photo)

Swords, Battering Rams and Axes Collide in This “Ironclad” Exclusive Clip

In a summer of superheroes and silly bachelors and bachelorettes, it’s about time things got a little medieval. Which they most definitely do in “Ironclad,” an epic action flick set in the time of the Knights Templars starring Paul Giamatti as the tempestuous King John, who reneges on his signing of the Magna Carta promising […]

“The Last Mountain,” Reviewed (photo)

“The Last Mountain,” Reviewed

In the state where it takes place, “The Last Mountain” occupies the loneliest corner, the “last “referring to the Coal River Mountain, the only peak that hasn’t been reduced to rubble for the sake of coal production in West Virginia. And the film itself, the latest from “The Price of Sugar” director Bill Haney, is […]

“Beautiful Boy,” Reviewed (photo)

“Beautiful Boy,” Reviewed

“Beautiful Boy” is tough in every sense of the term. A film that deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the perspective of the parents who raised the assailant, it’s the type of subject matter that would rather be left unexplored by most and doesn’t go out of its way to suggest you […]

Watch a Short Doc About the Dude Behind The Dude in “The Big Lebowski” (photo)

Watch a Short Doc About the Dude Behind The Dude in “The Big Lebowski”

One of the very few disappointments of meeting Jeff Dowd, the inspiration for the Coen Brothers’ creation of The Dude in “The Big Lebowski,” is that he’s hardly the lethargic, carefree type that Jeff Bridges went on to turn into one of the most famous characters in recent memory, though of course his Dude would […]

Toni Collette’s “Mental” Note and the Wave of ’90s Nostalgia Soon Hitting Theaters (photo)

Toni Collette’s “Mental” Note and the Wave of ’90s Nostalgia Soon Hitting Theaters

Toni Collette is returning to Australia to work with director PJ Hogan for the first time since the two collaborated on their breakthrough film “Muriel’s Wedding” 17 years ago on a comedy called “Mental,” in which Collette is expected to star as a caretaker for a politician’s family of seven that has recently seen their […]

Richard Ayoade on Coming of Age With “Submarine” and His Take on “Die Hard 5” (photo)

Richard Ayoade on Coming of Age With “Submarine” and His Take on “Die Hard 5”

This interview was originally published during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. “I have a very sarcastic sounding, insincere voice,” joked Richard Ayoade during his introduction to “Submarine,” an adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s coming-of-age novel about Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts), a 15-year-old consumed with looking up words like “atavistic” in the dictionary, saving his parents (Sally […]

The Girl With the Potentially Leaked “Dragon Tattoo” Trailer? (photo)

The Girl With the Potentially Leaked “Dragon Tattoo” Trailer?

A mystery that might be best left for Lisbeth Salander to solve, a red-band trailer for David Fincher’s eagerly anticipated adaptation of Steig Larsson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” popped up on YouTube over the weekend. Set to a Karen O-Trent Reznor cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Immigrant Song,” it is a stunner […]

Trailering: Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “50/50” (photo)

Trailering: Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “50/50”

Although it won’t be coming out until September, the first trailer for the Joseph Gordon-Levitt-Seth Rogen drama “50/50” hit the Internet today and what makes the debut so unusual is that on many film sites, it’s accompanied by a quasi-review since the film’s distributor Summit has already started to build word-of-mouth. The film, based on […]

Seattle Film Fest 2011: “Black Venus,” Reviewed (photo)

Seattle Film Fest 2011: “Black Venus,” Reviewed

Words like “punishing” and “challenging” have been following around Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Black Venus” ever since it premiered at the Venice and New York Film Festivals last year, adjectives that could be considered misleading when the film’s greatest flaw is it’s too simple. The true story of Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, an African woman exploited for her […]

Seattle Film Fest 2011: “Happy, Happy,” Reviewed (photo)

Seattle Film Fest 2011: “Happy, Happy,” Reviewed

Not to paint the good people of Norway with the same brush, but if the country’s recent films are any indication, the problem of sexual dissatisfaction amongst women is making it frostier for some in the country than the usual climate in winter. Only weeks ago at the Tribeca Film Fest, Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s “Turn […]