By Jonathan Marlow
November 13, 2006 - 12:04 PM PST

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott has called 49 Up and Michael Apted's Up series as a whole "one of the most remarkable experiments in the history of cinema." To which Jonathan Marlow, introducing his career-spanning talk with the director, adds that the DVD format is "ideally suited for such a collection."

Page 11/13/2006 - 1:00am

By David D'Arcy
November 10, 2006 - 12:02 PM PST

"How you feel about this film may depend on how you feel about using an imagined story to explain the life of a real person, or to explain anything else," writes David D'Arcy, introducing his interview with Steven Shainberg, whose new film, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey, Jr., is entitled - pay attention - Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.

Page 11/10/2006 - 1:00am

By The 84 Charing Cross Road Book Club
November 9, 2006 - 9:24 AM PST

The nights grow longer, calling not only for good movies, but for good reads as well. We've got about a dozen suggestions for film-lovers, ranging from biographies and a making-of to and a couple of cultural surveys, even a novel. And it's nearly that time of year: you might want to make a list and check it twice.

Page 11/09/2006 - 1:00am

By Sean Axmaker
November 7, 2006 - 1:08 AM PST

"Nicholas Winding Refn's Pusher films may just be the best trilogy of crime films ever made," wrote Todd at Twitch this summer. And Sean Axmaker does talk with Refn about them, but he really zeroes in on the film that fell through the cracks: Fear X. Also: Refn's 2007 project.

Page 11/07/2006 - 1:00am

By Cory Vielma
November 7, 2006 - 11:20 AM PST

As Kino releases a fresh version of Stalker, Andrej Tarkovsky's 1979 masterpiece of metaphysical science fiction, Cory Vielma traces its perhaps surprising similarities to a classic Hollywood musical: The Wizard of Oz.

Page 11/07/2006 - 1:00am

By David Lowery
November 3, 2006 - 3:34 PM PST

"Work with who you are and what your film is telling you where it needs to go." Sage words from a professional distributor to director Kat Candler and producer Stacy Schoolfield. They've discovered that their feature, jumping off bridges, wants to go, as David Lowery puts it, introducing his interview, "a more iconoclastic route than most self-distributing indies."

Page 11/03/2006 - 1:00am

By Michael Guillébr />November 3, 2006 - 1:06 PM PST

"His films are not so much about sexual orientation as they are about purposeful sexual disorientation." As Volver and the Viva Pedro! series roll out across the land, Michael Guillé/font> tracks the ways in which Pedro Almodó "has fetishized the gendered body and glamorized gender variance, all in the name of Spain."

Page 11/03/2006 - 1:00am

By Steven Jenkins
October 31, 2006 - 12:45 AM PST

"As president of Panik House Entertainment, a Chicago-based DVD distribution company specializing in obscure Asian horror films, sexploitation epics and notorious Pinky Violence shockers, Matt Kennedy is a disarmingly cheerful aficionado of nightmarish visions and unspeakable acts," writes Steven Jenkins, introducing a conversation that touches on the appeal, the packaging and the future of the extreme.

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By Hannah Eaves and Jonathan Marlow
October 30, 2006 - 12:26 AM PST

As Jean-Pierre Jeunet returns to the Bay Area for On Set with French Cinema, Hannah Eaves and Jonathan Marlow talk with the French director about his early work with Marc Caro (Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children), his Hollywood adventure (Alien: Resurrection), his international hits (Amée and A Very Long Engagement) and his next film, an adaptation of Life of Pi.

Page 10/30/2006 - 1:00am

By Kristian St. Clair
October 30, 2006 - 1:49 AM PST

This is Gary McFarland "is easily one of the best music documentaries of the year," wrote Jonathan Marlow in the Daily this summer. Before he died mysteriously in 1971, musician, composer and arranger Gary McFarland collaborated with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Cal Tjader - and Wendy & Bonnie. Filmmaker Kristian St. Clair talks with Wendy Flower about her memories of "the jazz legend who should have been a pop star."

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