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Now on Blu-ray: eXistenZ & THE GRIFTERS From 101 Films Black Label

UK cult home video specialists 101 Films recently launched a new line of limited edition releases under the banner 101 Black Label. The first two films to get the deluxe treatment are David Cronenberg's eXistenZ and Stephen Frears' The Grifters....

Review: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN Rocks the Roost

You must remember this... Filmmaker Mike Mills remembers a lot of things. His own life is the source material for his films. 2010’s Beginners was about his rough relationship with his father; now, 20th Century Women is about him growing...

Review: DANNY COLLINS, Al Pacino As Rock Star In Regret

When was the last time Al Pacino appeared uncomfortable or nervous on screen? Early in Danny Collins, an unabashedly mawkish trifle from writer/director Dan Fogelman, Pacino strides onto the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and belts out...

Interview: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris Talk RUBY SPARKS, Coming Out of Hiding, and a Magic Typewriter

[Thanks to James Wallace for this interview.] Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan are a bit of an indie darling power couple, having both starred in their fair share of festival favorites and award winners. Directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie...

NY/LA Opening: RUBY SPARKS and a Chemical Reaction

Opening in New York and Los Angeles today, Ruby Sparks is the long-awaited second feature film from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan star as a novelist and his muse, respectively; Kazan wrote the script....

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: RUBY SPARKS Sings of Honest Chemistry

There's no shortage of movies exploring the minefields of love and relationships. With the abundance of schlocky Hollywood romances, the presence of honest connections on the big screen is too often undervalued. When a film is able to capture those...