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Daughter From Danang (2002); directed by Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco

Nominated for an Oscar, Daughter From Danang is one of the most emotionally harrowing documentaries I’ve ever seen. Halfway through I started to get a very very bad feeling. Something was approaching, something unforeseen, something completely unexpected. You could feel … Continue reading

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At the 71st VIFF: One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich and the Lost American Film (2014); directed by Bill Teck

Making its premiere at the 71st Venice International Film Festival is the documentary One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich and the Lost American Film, about Bogdanovich’s 1981 lost film They All Laughed. I mean, it’s not lost, not really, you … Continue reading

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Last Weekend (2014)

My first review for the wonderful film site The Dissolve went up today. The Dissolve is a relatively new site, but they have an amazing stable of writers as well as an incredible community of commenters. Knowledgeable, positive, great discussions … Continue reading

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10 Years of Sunset Gun

Kim Morgan’s great site Sunset Gun turned 10 years old this August (a nice dovetail with Dorothy Parker’s recent birthday as well). Kim, who is one of the best writers working today, celebrates the moment by re-visiting the topic of … Continue reading

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The One I Love (2014)

Super-fun with a great premise. Avoid spoilers if you can. There are no spoilers in my review at Rogerebert.com. I went into it not knowing the twist, and am glad I did. Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss are great. I … Continue reading

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

The second Sin City doesn’t break new ground or explore that grimy world further or deeper. It kind of just sits in the same space that the first one did. However, I didn’t mind that. I love what it looks … Continue reading

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Praise for Love Streams

A beautiful and very kind (to the film and to my essay) review of Love Streams in the Oklahoma Gazette. Patrick Crain is great on the film and what makes it so unique. I love this: As Robert Harmon, Cassavetes … Continue reading

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Love Is Strange (2014)

You guys, it is so so good. Don’t miss it. My review is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Sneak Peek: A Short Clip From My Video-Essay About Gena Rowlands

Love Streams is out now via Criterion.

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“That’s all I’m interested in – love.” – John Cassavetes

“I guess every picture we’ve ever done has been, in a way, to try to find some kind of philosophy for the characters in the film. And so, that’s why I have a need for the characters to really analyze … Continue reading

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