Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb
26

THE ART OF THE STEAL Interview

It's Beautiful, Now Give It Up: Dr. Albert C. Barnes with his collection in THE ART OF THE STEAL

At one point in the new film THE ART OF THE STEAL, one of the people protesting the moving of Dr. Albert Barnes’ art collection (Picasso, Modigliani, Renoir, Cézanne, amongst others) from its home outside Philadelphia into the city proper stands outside the gates of the museum’s eventual home, screaming, “Philistines!” The art world occasionally …

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Feb
23

Cinefantastique Horror Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast v1n2: SHUTTER ISLAND

In the second installment of Cinefantastique’s new weekly podcast, Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French look at Martin Scorsese’s new horror-thriller, SHUTTER ISLAND, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, and Max Von Sydow. Also: a look at the SHUTTER ISLAND videogame, and other news and reviews. Click on the player above to hear …

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Feb
18

Jessica Hausner on LOURDES

All Power to the Pilgrim: Sylvie Testud in LOURDES

Sometimes it feels as if 2010 so far can be summed up as an ongoing quest to avoid discussing AVATAR. (Okay, you want my one-word review? Meh.) Fortunately, a number of filmmakers have stepped up to offer heartening proof that the whole of cinema isn’t henceforth going to be consigned to the twin plagues of …

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Feb
15

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast – Volume 1, Number 1: The Wolfman

Beautiful on the Inside? Benicio Del Toro in THE WOLFMAN

Join Cinefantastique contributors Dan Persons, Lawrence, French, and Steve Biodrowski as they hunt the wild werewolf in the debut episode of the weekly Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast. This week’s subject is THE WOLFMAN, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. The film is of course a remake of THE WOLFMAN (1941), starring Lon Chaney …

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Feb
12

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher on OCTOBER COUNTRY

Hanging on with a Wing and a... uh... oh: Desi in OCTOBER COUNTRY

A tangent here, but stick with me: At the beginning of the animated film, MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMATAS, director Isao Takahata envisions the world of his titular family as an ocean voyage, complete with pounding waves and raging storms, but arriving eventually at a safe port. If the analogy was transferred to OCTOBER COUNTRY, the …

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Feb
09

SHUTTER ISLAND Press Conference

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of SHUTTER ISLAND

The embargo on the SHUTTER ISLAND press conference has lifted, so I’m putting it out for your entertainment and enrichment. However, I believe the embargo on criticism is still in place, so I can’t really set this up in the way that I’d like. You’re just going to have to wait for the BRAND NEW …

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