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Film Writing in 2015

For Rogerebert.com: R.I.P. Edward Herrmann. “The moment lasts two seconds and consists of only two words: “Welcome home.” Two seconds and two words is all an actor like Edward Herrmann needs to get the job done.” On Seth Rogen’s controversial … Continue reading

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Interview with Corneliu Porumboiu: “In Romania the last 10 years there have been a lot of movies that have come out of here. I think it’s a great generation of directors.”

Corneliu Porumboiu is one of my favorite directors coming out of what is known as The Romanian New Wave. Anyone who has been watching knows that something is going ON in Romania right now, cinematically. Porumboiu’s first feature was the … Continue reading

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January 2015: Viewing Diary

I’m going to start listing everything I saw each month. It’ll be a good way for me to keep track, and also a good record for my end-of-year lists. So here’s everything I watched in January, 2015. Inherent Vice (2014; … Continue reading

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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013); directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Corneliu Porumboiu is my favorite Romanian director working today, although he’s got some stiff competition from Cristian Mungiu, Calin Peter Netzer, Cristi Puiu …. Porumboiu’s 12:08 East of Bucharest (I wrote about it here) is a slapstick re-enactment of a … Continue reading

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12:08 East of Bucharest; Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu

Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, “12:08 East of Bucharest” Don’t let the unwieldy title put you off. And don’t let the fact that the film is about the revolutionary events of Dec. 22, 1989 in Romania, when Communism finally … Continue reading

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