Monthly Archive: December 2009

Dec
18

Scott Cooper on CRAZY HEART

That Sweet, Sad Song: Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal in CRAZY HEART

And so here we are at the last MMP episode of 2009, unless, of course, a there’s an emergency, late-breaking filmmaker interview (Mr. Scorsese, my calendar’s open). Barring that, we’re going out with a good ‘un: Scott Cooper’s finely crafted, astutely observed CRAZY HEART. This is Cooper’s directorial debut — not even a short film …

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Dec
11

Kevin Heffernan on THE SLAMMIN’ SALMON

The Fish vs. the Fist: Michael Clarke Duncan (right) rides herd on the wait staff of THE SLAMMIN' SALMON

To put it bluntly, the holidays bum me out. I don’t think it really has anything to do with the occasion — y’know, all that stuff about how we instinctively reject the incessant pressure towards merriment and good will (aka Holly Jolly Complex) — I think it’s more physical. The extended darkness and the plummeting …

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Dec
04

Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell on UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US

The Birth of Brutal: Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell in UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not all that obsessive over metal, heavy or otherwise. Don’t hate it — in fact, I like the beat and the aggression and the flights into epic, audio assault — it just doesn’t take priority when I’m programming my Pandora stations. Nevertheless, I’m happy when one year brings us two …

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