Independent

By Thomas Logoreci
August 17, 2006 - 3:55 AM PDT

"San Francisco funnydudes Steve Muller and David Ultan are intent on overturning the time-worn format of the movie review TV show," writes Thomas Logoreci, introducing his freewheeling conversation with the hosts of YouTube hit Royal House of Hangover.

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By Jonathan Marlow
July 28, 2006 - 1:32 PM PDT

Critical interest in A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater's adaptation of the novel by Philip K. Dick, has been remarkable and, for such a dark picture, it's been tremendously popular as well. As the film expands to an additional forty-four theatres across the country, Jonathan Marlow talks with producer Tommy Pallotta about the unique animation, the solid cast (Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson) and future plans.

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By Sean Axmaker
July 21, 2006 - 2:21 AM PDT

Kevin Smith's Clerks is going to be on anyone's shortlist of landmark American independent films of the last 25 years or so. And now, as you might have heard, the boys are back. Not just Jay and Silent Bob, but the clerks themselves, Dante and Randal. Sean Axmaker talks with Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson about their return in Clerks II.

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By Thomas Logoreci
July 7, 2006 - 3:23 AM PDT

"These kids are very poor. They don't have much but they have spirit. And they love living and they live life to the fullest." Larry Clark tells Thomas Logoreci why he was compelled to make the most difficult film of his career, Wassup Rockers.

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By Jonathan Marlow
June 15, 2006 - 11:51 PM PDT

Documentary filmmaker Robert Edwards calls his debut fictional feature, Land of the Blind, starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland, a "satiric political drama about terrorism, assassination, and the power of memory." Jonathan Marlow talks with him as the film opens in New York.

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By Thomas Logoreci
June 2, 2006 - 12:43 AM PDT

Named one ten "Indies to Look Out for in 2006" by Film Threat and "one of the best American movies of the last ten years" by Cassavetes scholar Ray Carney, The Puffy Chair has been a hit on the festival circuit for a while and is now slowly rolling into theaters across the nation. Thomas Logoreci talks to the brothers who made it, Jay and Mark Duplass, about what to do when Hollywood comes calling.

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By David D'Arcy
May 17, 2006 - 6:17 AM PDT

The business of movies and the world of art overlap in the oddest of places, and one of those odd places is in the work of John Waters. David D'Arcy takes a stroll through the director's latest exhibition, Unwatchable, open through Sunday at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.

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By Tony DuShane
May 12, 2006 - 6:41 AM PDT

While Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff's first collaboration, Ghost World, drew all but universal raves, their second, Art School Confidential, is drawing widely varied responses. Tony DuShane talks with the writer and the director about their latest provocation.

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By David D'Arcy
April 27, 2006 - 5:59 AM PDT

Sisters in Law, which has screened at Cannes and over 120 other festivals, continues its tour in the US. Next stops: San Francisco, Boston, Seattle and Chicago. David D'Arcy talks with Kim Longinotto about the award-winning documentary she's made with Florence Ayisi - and about discovering aspects of faraway places we rarely see.

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By Jonathan Marlow
April 19, 2006 - 4:55 PM PDT

When he saw Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story at Slamdance, Jonathan Marlow called it "one of the most emotionally draining docs that I've seen in ages." Here, he talks with husband-and-wife filmmakers Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim about their award-winning work, screening this weekend at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

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