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Jarecki lingers a while in Reagan's early years but never gets at any fundamental truth about the man himself-- the glowing interviews
I talked to Marsh in an excellent 20-minute conversation this afternoon, and I'm bringing you 10 minutes of it-- the least spoilery parts-- now, with the rest to come. Oh, and that bit in the headline about Kevin Smith?
There are still plenty of movies to see, and plenty of exhausted delirium to drive though, which is exactly what Matt Patches and I did when we got up this morning to see Resurrect Dead
Anyone who grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets-- and if you're younger than 50, you almost definitely did-- will grin involuntarily through Being Elmo
We had been warned about How to Die in Oregon, the documentary from director Peter Richardson about a topic both incendiary and heartbreaking: legal, doctor-assisted suicide
OK, bear with me for a second while I tell you a confusing story. Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian behind Super Size Me, decided to make a documentary about product placement
It's hard to imagine a more fascinating time to check in on the newspaper industry, as advertising revenues continue to decline, major papers continue shutting their doors
The result is so, so much better than what you might expect from a collection of YouTube movies, both because they clearly sought out excellent photographers to capture their surroundings
It's a strange and often inscrutable movie, and will be a tough sell for distribution even for indie audiences, but it's the kind of thing you've got to check out if given the chance.
Erin, who works for Popular Mechanics, was seeing it for the sci-fi elements, though she warned me ahead of time that the low-budget film was far more a character drama than space adventure
She turns in a lyrical and heartfelt kind of coming-of-age story tinged with large questions about religion and family that never overpower the emotional central narrative
The only movie we had managed to see in common was Miguel Arteta's Cedar Rapids, a big Fox Searchlight release that's also opening in theaters February 11, so we talked about our fairly different reactions to that
I talked to her about making the leap into film, dealing with the media attention on her sisters, what she learned from Catherine Keener, and how she decided to go nude in Martha Marcy May Marlene
Smith's writing is still sharp and distinct, and when he hits on a good point in those moments the film perks up to life. Unfortunately the scenes generally go on and on from there
In the past year, things have been fairly tumultuous for Kevin Smith. The writer/director, who has one of the more active celebrity Twitter accounts, has been very vocal