Mark Peranson

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  • 10 years ago

    CANNES, FRANCE—"It's a big, epic, political cartoon told with subversive humor," says a bruised but not beaten Richard Kelly. The phrase has become a mantra for the 31-year-old Virginia-born, L.A.-based director of 2001's Donnie Darko and the...

  • 11 years ago

    An inventive adaptation of a one-man stage play into a lavish, hi-def, big-screen production, the fifth feature from actor-playwright-director Robert Lepage is easily his best since his masterful debut, Le Confessional. Far Side of the Moon is lik...

  • 11 years ago

    Thomas Balmés's fly-on-the-wall documentary uses your cell phone charger as a case study in how multibillion-dollar multinationals are dealing with multihorrible working conditions in the overseas plants run by their subcontractors. From No...

  • 11 years ago

    CANNES, FRANCE—In a festival dominated by questions of paternity, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's masterpiece of fatherhood gone foul The Child was a popular choice for the Palme d'Or, with enthusiastic applause coming from the weary press cor...

  • 12 years ago

    In a perfect world, Jonathan Nossiter's documentary Mondovino would impel as many tourists to Burgundy as those following Miles and Jack's sodden strides through Santa Barbara wine country in Sideways. But where Alexander Payne's Oscar-winner appe...

  • 12 years ago

    BERLIN, GERMANY— Only an übermensch could enter the Berlin Film Festival and come out with sanity intact. With over a thousand screenings all over town, and crowds more overwhelming each year, the Berlinale promises riches or, depending ...


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