By Hannah Eaves and Jonathan Marlow
December 6, 2005 - 1:37 PM PST

With the lineup unveiled, buzz is now building for Sundance 06. It's an excellent time to begin our review of the year, first with a look back at our coverage of Sundance 05, when many first heard the names Miranda July, say, or Ellie Parker. We're already bracing ourselves to offer you first impressions of the films you'll be seeing in the year to come as well.

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By David D'Arcy
November 29, 2005 - 4:45 AM PST

As the retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Poetry and Rigor: The Films of Gianni Amelio, draws to a close, David D'Arcy looks back again with the director at his own work, at Italian Neo-Realism and Antonioni, and ahead to Italy's place in a globalized world.

Page 11/29/2005 - 1:00am
By Paulina Borsook
November 28, 2005 - 5:56 AM PST

By now, it's become conventional wisdom that the 70s were something of a golden age in American cinema. It's always the same films, though, great as they are, that are presented as evidence. Paulina Borsook offers an alternative list that reveals loads about why most movies these days just don't measure up.

Page 11/28/2005 - 1:00am

By David D'Arcy
November 18, 2005 - 12:35 PM PST

With the Masters of American Comics exhibition opening at the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, David D'Arcy talks with Art Spiegelman about the deep historical relationship between comics and the movies. Also: Will Maus ever be a film?

Page 11/18/2005 - 1:00am

By Francine Taylor
November 17, 2005 - 3:11 PM PST

One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern revisits the presidential campaign of 1972 and, through conversations with the likes of Gloria Steinem, Warren Beatty and Howard Zinn, examines the origins and ramifications of the "Prairie Populist's" landslide loss to Richard Nixon. Francine Taylor talks with director Stephen Vittoria about his journey from teenage campaign worker to documentary filmmaker.

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By John McMurtrie
November 16, 2005 - 1:55 AM PST

You may have heard that David Lynch has been talking quite a bit about Transcendental Meditation lately and is looking to raise seven billion dollars to found seven Universities of World Peace. What is the world's greatest living director (according to a panel of Guardian critics) up to? John McMurtrie asks him.

Page 11/16/2005 - 1:00am

By Jonathan Marlow
November 14, 2005 - 2:24 PM PST

Renegade filmmaker and Slamdance co-founder Dan Mirvish has made a musical comedy about real estate. Film Threat calls Open House (more) "a funny, fast-paced and above all very unique film." Jonathan Marlow asks him about his Oscar campaign, starting a film festival and the film scene in Nebraska.

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By David D'Arcy
November 8, 2005 - 2:40 AM PST

Jarhead is a very different sort of war movie because the first Gulf War was a very different sort of war. David D'Arcy talks to Anthony Swofford, author of the memoir the film is based on, about the movie's realism, about waiting to kill and about the ways Marines see war movies differently than everyone else.

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By Sara Schieron
November 7, 2005 - 11:34 AM PST

There's nothing about Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X that hasn't sparked controversy. It names names. It's the subject of lawsuits over its ownership and its content. And its maker, Jack Baxter, recently disabled by a suicide bomb attack in Israel, still refuses to follow easier, safer paths. Sara Schieron talks to him.

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By Jonathan Marlow
October 28, 2005 - 9:37 AM PDT

Author of several books (as well as our primer on film noir), Eddie Muller is also a filmmaker, a programmer and lately a sought-after commentator on a series of DVDs. In short, he is, as Jonathan Marlow points out in the introduction to his extensive interview, a "consummate showman."

Page 10/28/2005 - 12:00am

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