A high tech thriller with plenty of tech and not enough thrills.
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An interview with Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez about his English-language breakout, "How to Be a Latin Lover," remaking "Being There" and more.
An interview with writer/director Janicza Bravo about her SXSW comedy, "Lemon."
Reviews from Sundance of two NEXT features to look out for, "Lemon" and "Menashe."
An interview with the writer/director and three of the stars of Sundance hit "Person to Person."
Three Sundance reviews, including "Person to Person," starring Michael Cera and Abbi Jacobson, and two World Cinema Dramatic titles.
A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.
A look at what's coming to theaters this January through April.
The competition titles for Sundance 2017 have been announced.
An article about Elevated Films Chicago's screening of "Little Men" on July 14th.
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
A review of FX's new comedy, "Baskets."
"A Very Murray Christmas" is kind of wonderful.
An interview with actor/co-writer Gregg Turkington about "Entertainment."
An interview with actor/writer/director Sebastián Silva about "Nasty Baby."
A CIFF report on "Entertainment."
The September except from "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on "Superbad."
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
Jackie Fuchs of The Runaways; Importance of The Awl; Hard to be Aleksei German; Sneaky power of Amy Schumer; Danny Elfman on eight of his classic scores.
How Allison Jones reshaped American comedy; History of Max Headroom; Matthew Modine's "Full Metal Jacket Diary"; Bone broth is hot ham water; A physicist explains "Furious 7."
R.I.P. David Carr; Kanye West: the biggest loser; Popcorn porn: "Fifty Shades" and "Kingsman"; Tilda Swinton's speech at Rothko Chapel; The film that Goebbels feared.
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Marie writes: As the dog days of summer slowly creep towards September and Toronto starts getting ready for TIFF 2013, bringing with it the promise of unique and interesting foreign films, it brought to mind an old favorite, namely The Red Balloon; a thirty-four minute short which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient red balloon. Filmed in the Menilmontant neighborhood of Paris and directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon went on to win numerous awards and has since become a much-beloved Children's Classic.
Marie writes: There was a time when Animation was done by slaves with a brush in one hand and a beer in the other. Gary Larson's "Tales From the Far Side" (1994) was such a project. I should know; I worked on it. Produced by Marv Newland at his Vancouver studio "International Rocketship", it first aired as a CBS Halloween special (Larson threw a party for the crew at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we watched the film on a big screen) and was later entered into the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It spawned a sequel "Tales From the Far Side II" (1997) - I worked on that too. Here it is, below.
Marie writes: I was looking for something to make Roger laugh, when the phone rang. It was a bad connection, but this much I did hear: "Roger has died." That's how I learned he was gone, and my first thought was of the cruel and unfair timing of it. He'd been on the verge of realizing a life long dream: to be the captain of his own ship.
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Marie writes: Not too long ago, Monaco's Oceanographic Museum held an exhibition combining contemporary art and science, in the shape of a huge installation by renowned Franco-Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, in addition to a selection of films, interviews and a ballet of Aurelia jellyfish.The sculpture was inspired by the sea, and reflects upon maritime catastrophes caused by Man. Huang Yong Ping chose the name "Wu Zei"because it represents far more than just a giant octopus. By naming his installation "Wu Zei," Huang added ambiguity to the work. 'Wu Zei' is Chinese for cuttlefish, but the ideogram 'Wu' is also the color black - while 'Zei' conveys the idea of spoiling, corrupting or betraying. Huang Yong Ping was playing with the double meaning of marine ink and black tide, and also on corruption and renewal. By drawing attention to the dangers facing the Mediterranean, the exhibition aimed to amaze the public, while raising their awareness and encouraging them to take action to protect the sea.