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    Sound On Sight Radio #151 – Kathryn Bigelow

    Hailed as one of the preeminent stylists of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, Kathryn Bigelow was often too easily pigeonholed as a female director with a flair for traditionally masculine movies. After making an unusual entrance to cinema by way of the art world, Bigelow put her distinctive stamp on standard genre films like the Western-twinged vampire […] More

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    Festival Nouveau Cinema 2008: JCVD

    JCVD (dir. Mabrouk El Mechri) * * * 1/2 One of the year’s most bracing films, Mabrourk El Mechri dark comedy JCVD is likely to divide audiences and critics with its intensely post-modern approach and love-it-or-hate-it commentary on fame, self-worth and pectoral muscles. JCVD stands for the film’s star, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the film […] More

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    Naked Lunch Radio #25 – The Bank Job

    listen now Download show According to the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia, the first bank robbery in America happened during the night of August 31 or the early morning of September 1, 1798 at the Bank of Pennsylvania at Carpenters’ Hall. The vaults were apparently robbed of $162,821, or approximately $1.8 million in 2006 dollars. […] More