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    Trailer for John Hillcoat’s ‘Lawless’

    John Hillcoat started his career has the producer of two celebrated short dramas, The Blonde’s Date With Death and Frankie and Johnny. He went on to a successful career directing and editing music videos before helming his first feature, the futuristic sci-fi prison flick titled Ghosts…of the Civil Dead. Now the man also behind The […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 2 (Revised)

    134- Birth (2004) Directed by Jonathan Glazer Genre: Drama A stylistically bold movie that combines the surrealist work of Luis Buñuel while evoking the austere technical mastery of Stanley Kubrick, Birth is visually dazzling, always unpredictable and features lingering performances by Nicole Kidman and 11-year-old Canadian actor Cameron Bright. Coupled with an intriguing premise about […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #157: Youth In Revolt & Up In The Air

    Simon and Rick take on three more TIFF highlights that didn’t quite slot in anywhere else – John Hillcoat’s long-delayed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, starring Viggo Mortenson; Miguel Arteta’s Youth In Revolt, featuring a sneering, mustachioed, French Michael Cera; and Jason Retiman’s follow-up to Juno, the George Clooney sorta-comedy Up In the Air. […] More

  • The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 4)

    69 – A Serious Man (2009) Directed by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy Blending dark humor with profoundly personal themes, The Coen Brothers deliver their most intimate film yet. Expanding upon some of the themes they’ve played with in the past, the film deals with everything from man’s search for meaning, […] More

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    The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 4)

    69 – A Serious Man (2009) Directed by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy Blending dark humor with profoundly personal themes, The Coen Brothers deliver their most intimate film yet. Expanding upon some of the themes they’ve played with in the past, the film deals with everything from man’s search for meaning, […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #157 – The Road, Youth In Revolt & Up In The Air

    Simon and Rick take on three more TIFF highlights that didn’t quite slot in anywhere else – John Hillcoat’s long-delayed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, starring Viggo Mortenson; Miguel Arteta’s Youth In Revolt, featuring a sneering, mustachioed, French Michael Cera; and Jason Retiman’s follow-up to Juno, the George Clooney sorta-comedy Up In the Air. […] More

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    London Film Festival ’09: The Road

    The Road Directed by John Hillcoat For fans of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road,  the novel’s journey from page to screen has been almost as harrowing as the one endured by the book’s protagonists. Delayed by over a year due to unspecified wrangling within the temple of Miramax, this grim, biblical parable is finally seeing the light of day […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #157 – TIFF ’09: The Road, Youth In Revolt & Up In The Air

    Simon and Rick take on three more TIFF highlights that didn’t quite slot in anywhere else – John Hillcoat’s long-delayed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, starring Viggo Mortenson; Miguel Arteta’s Youth In Revolt, featuring a sneering, mustachioed, French Michael Cera; and Jason Retiman’s follow-up to Juno, the George Clooney sorta-comedy Up In the Air. […] More

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    TIFF ’09: Short Takes

    Trash Humpers Directed by Harmony Korine Anyone who enjoyed Korine’s previous feature, the funny, surreal Mister Lonely, may have been looking forward to what he was to do next in anticipation of a further expansion into pseudo-accessible territory. Instead, Korine decided to jump off the arthouse deep end with Trash Humpers, a reasonably well-executed conceptual […] More

  • Telluride 2009: The Road

    Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, and 2929 Productions present The Road, a film by John Hillcoat. Based upon the acclaimed novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy and adapted by Joe Penhall, The Road stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee with notable names in supporting performances given by Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, and Charlize […] More

  • Fall Movie Preview

    Originally Posted in Creative Loafing. With the loud, dumb and often-disappointing summer movie season behind us, I go into fall with some optimism. There’s a good amount of work by reliable writers and filmmakers, which gives the season a lot of potential. And it’s our first bombardment of Oscar Bait, with many of the titles […] More

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