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Telluride Film Festival 2013

This is home base for my reviews and notes from the 2013 Telluride Film Festival — a day longer this year, and with a spectacular line-up. Since so much of the festival is constantly in flux, due to the way it’s run, posting a schedule in advance is difficult, so I will update as I […]

SXSW 2013

This is home base for my adventures in Austin this year. Comments and links to reviews will appear in the schedule as the week proceeds. Pre-Festival The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer) C+┬áProvocative conversation piece is interesting insofar as it offers a glimpse into how mass-murdering psychopaths view their own crimes, but it goes on […]

2012 Year-End Miscellany

There’s never enough time — and less and less every year, as both responsibilities that swallow it and choices for how to spend it seem to keep growing exponentially. And that changes one’s outlook on things. A week or so ago I went to see Texas Chainsaw, having read some reasonably favorable reviews from some […]

Screening Log

Snitch

Ric Roman Waugh, 2013

Score: C

Side Effects

Steven Soderbergh, 2013

Score: C+

10 Years

Jamie Linden, 2012

Score: B-

The Place Beyond the Pines

Derek Cianfrance, 2013

Score: B+

Warm Bodies

Jonathan Levine, 2013

Score: C

Beautiful Creatures

Richard LaGravanese, 2013

Score: B-

The Window

Ted Tetzlaff, 1949

Score: B+

The Chase

Arthur Ripley, 1946

Score: B

Street of Chance

Jack Hively, 1942

Score: C

The Taste of Money

Im Sang-Soo, 2013

Score: C+

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