Monthly Archives: January 2011

Slam/Sundance Pt. 1: Snow on Tha Bluff (Dir. Damon Russell)

I am out in Park City supporting a short film I edited called Everyday, which is an official selection at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival. Aside from the excitement of having a film in the festival, the week has been … Continue reading

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Repulsion (1965, Dir. Roman Polanski)

Review by Chris Rand Roman Polanski worked through the idea of madness caused by isolation and paranoia over a decade and three films with the ‘Apartment Trilogy’. While Repulsion is the first in the loose series – followed by Rosemary’s … Continue reading

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Lost in America (Albert Brooks, 1985)

Written by Alex P Thought I might be able to get into Albert Brooks, especially considering how much I enjoy that certain brand of middle-aged neurotic comedy of guys like Larry David and Garry Shandling.  And I decided to start … Continue reading

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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992, Dir. James Foley)

Review by Chris Rand Perhaps the greatest feat of Glengarry Glen Ross is that by the end of the first act, you actually care about these unlikeable people, somehow James Foley and David Mamet crafted these slippery salesmen into sympathetic … Continue reading

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Vengeance (2009, Dir. Johnnie To)

Review by Chris Rand Johnnie To’s latest film, Vengeance, is a basic revenge thriller done with the elegance of classic Hollywood direction. Unlike the other truly great Hong Kong crime drama filmmaker John Woo, To’s direction is understated in its … Continue reading

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Hausu (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)

Written by Alex P This is one I’ve been meaning to watch for awhile, since it’s been one of the prime owners of the IFC center’s coveted weekend midnight screening slot for the past year or so.  Since I’m too … Continue reading

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Play Time (1967, Dir. Jacques Tati)

Review by Chris Rand François Truffaut described Play Time as “a film that comes from another planet, where they make films differently”. Yet, Tati guides you on how to watch his masterpiece with the first scene: a wide shot of … Continue reading

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