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April 2016 Viewing Diary

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016; d. Taika Waititi) My favorite thing I saw at Tribeca. It hasn’t opened yet but this is one you want to see. My review here. Midsummer in Newtown (2016; d. Lloyd Kramer) I was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret entertaining US troops in Vietnam, 1966 Today is Ann-Margret’s birthday. Her autobiography, Ann-Margret: My Story is wonderful. What a career. And it’s still unfolding. There are so many classic scenes. Tommy. Carnal Knowledge. Of course, too, there is the … Continue reading

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July and Half of August: Some Screengrabs

Last February there was the madness of making a movie, with serious discussions about pool balls, how to film neon signs, how to hide Green Bay Packers memorabilia, Annika/Monica confusion, plus what kind of ice cubes go in a glass … Continue reading

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July and Half of August Premiere: Albuquerque

The last two weeks have been extraordinary, stressful, busy, exciting, challenging. I went from interviewing Guillermo del Toro in front of 1500 people in Champaign, to – a week later – interviewing Wes Studi for about 30 people in Albuquerque. … Continue reading

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Men & Chicken (2016)

How to even describe this bizarre movie … I gave it my best shot. It’s worth it to see Mads Mikkelsen in this role. He’s hilarious. I reviewed Men & Chicken for Rogerebert.com.

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Tribeca 2016: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

What a wonderful film from Taika Waititi, New Zealand’s most successful film-maker currently. It’s been at Sundance, now Tribeca: I’m sure it will open in a semi-wide release so please look for it. I reviewed Hunt for the Wilderpeople at … Continue reading

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One Day Since Yesterday (2016): Streaming on Netflix

I am so happy and honored to have been interviewed for this new documentary, directed by Bill Teck. It’s about Peter Bogdanovich’s gorgeous – and lost, for many years – film They All Laughed, starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John … Continue reading

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Ebertfest 2016: 4 Movies

Day 4 was a busy day at Ebertfest, with four films screening: Force of Destiny, Radical Grace, Love and Mercy and finally, Brian De Palma’s masterpiece, Blow Out. Nancy Allen attended to talk about Blow Out! Here’s a post about … Continue reading

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Tribeca 2016: Three documentaries: Midsummer in Newtown, The Last Laugh, and My Scientology Movie

Each one worthwhile in their own way: My reviews here.

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Tribeca 2016: The Tenth Man (2016)

I also really enjoyed Daniel Burman’s The Tenth Man (co-starring Julieta Zylberberg, whom I met last year at Ebertfest: wonderful actress). It’s playing at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. You can read my review of The Tenth Man here.

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