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By Adam Hartzell

The cinema of Hong Sang-soo "is very much a walking cinema in its pace, in its space for reflection, and in its elliptical nature, each ending leading us into the next film, or returning us to a film, or scene, that preceded it," writes Adam Hartzell, who explains why his recent talk with the Korean director, on the occasion of the release of Woman is the Future of Man on DVD, is not an interview - per se.

Blog entry 04/04/2007 - 12:59am

By John Esther

"Death of a President, the documentary-style speculative fiction about the assassination of the 43rd President of the United States, is seamless, intelligent and maybe even necessary to an understanding of George W Bush's role in the world today, and his place in the wider scope of history," wrote Jim Emerson last month. John Esther talks with director Gabriel Range.

Death of a President is now out on DVD.

Page 04/03/2007 - 6:07pm

By Sara Schieron

"Politics weren't the elephant in the room. My prompts, direct as they appear, didn't trip director Mark Becker in the least. Becker's point of view is one he regards respectfully as "subjective," and in that, he makes no prescriptive judgments or expressions of a political agenda, though his film, Romáico could so easily enter the world of activist media."

Sara Schieron talks with documentary director Mark Becker about his subject, and finding his way through his film.

Romáico is now on DVD.

Page 04/03/2007 - 4:52pm

By Steven Jenkins

Agnieszka Holland is one of the few contemporary directors whose next project is impossible to predict, so diverse is her filmography and so far-ranging her interests both cinematic and personal. Preferring to work independently, and often not far from her native Poland, Holland follows an idiosyncratic path from historical epic to spiritual inquiry to children's fantasy, intuitively making films that reveal as much about her own worldview as about their emotionally charged subjects and characters.

Holland's beautiful and intense Copying Beethoven is now available on DVD.

Page 04/03/2007 - 4:11pm

Interview By David D'Arcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Like his previous hits The White Balloon and The Circle, [Jafar] Panahi's soccer movie Offside is blatantly metaphoric and powerfully concrete, deceptively simple and highly sophisticated in its formal intelligence," writes J Hoberman in the Village Voice.

And as David D'Arcy notes, prefacing his interview with the Iranian director, "this time Panahi has added humor to the tenderness and poignancy of his earlier films."

Blog entry 03/29/2007 - 11:02am

By John Kovacevich

San Francisco actor and comedian John Kovacevich took some time from his busy schedule to give us a glimpse of what it's like working on the set of a Will Smith film -- Including the pitfalls faced while eating chips in slow-mo.

Blog entry 03/27/2007 - 6:03pm

Interview By Michael Guillen

These days Herschell Gordon Lewis has made a pretty penny for himself as a direct communicator - one might say a "shining light" - in the sophisticated world of general advertising and direct marketing. He is without peer. Nobody has written more books (more than 20 and counting). Nobody has written more articles (he writes monthly columns for a number of trade journals). Certainly nobody in his field is more respected.

Blog entry 03/27/2007 - 6:00pm

By Sean Axmaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Men conjures a world without children, which may seem a radical departure for the director films about young people: A Little Princess, Y tu mamáambié/font>, even a Harry Potter movie. But as Alfonso Cuarófont> tells Sean Axmaker, there's a fundamental approach to telling these stories that connects them.

Alfonso Cuaron's highly acclaimed feature Children of Men is now available on DVD.

Page 03/27/2007 - 5:51pm

Interview By Chris Wiggum

John Borowski.s ALBERT FISH starts with the New York cityscape. The camera moves in and the Big Apple circa 1920 jumps to life: city sights and sounds are intercut at an increasingly frenzied pace. In the midst of this societal jumble is Albert Fish, serial killer and cannibal.

Borowski's chilling docudrama Albert Fish is now available on DVD.

Blog entry 03/27/2007 - 5:34pm

By Michael Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It seems that now, finally, recognition has arrived at Werner Herzog's feet, and for an inveterate, lifelong Herzogian (alright, since adolescence), his current presence in the cultural forebrain is something of a vindication." So begins an appreciation of one of cinema's great and true iconoclasts from Michael Atkinson.

Herzog's remarkable 1997 documentary film Little Dieter Needs to Fly is now available as a re-released DVD.

Page 03/27/2007 - 5:30pm

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