Demetri Martin has a new book of his hilarious cartoons
Tiger, tiger, pixels bright
Today's NYFF report is a doubleheader from our Nick Pinkerton: a pair of long looks at the old and the new. The Tiger of Eschnapur Directed by Fritz Lang Screened Tuesday, October 2nd Still functioning today in the 17th arondissement, Paris' Cinéma MacMahon -- the subject of a seven-film sideba ... More >>
3-D hit the New York Film Festival with the opening night attraction, Life of Pi, a beautifully filmed voyage of awakening featuring a boy and a tiger adrift in a lifeboat. It's basically a love story between the kid and the animal, and I'd call it an inter-species Brokeback Mountain--to name anoth ... More >>
The indefatigable Nick Schager is back with two more reviews of NYFF films, this time Ang Lee's hotly anticipated of that one book people keep recommending you as well as a stellar and unsettling maritime documentary.
Who knew three days of peace & music would oppress us for 40 years? (Plus: this movie)
Poor Ang Lee. First his Brokeback Mountain didn't win Best Picture, apparently because some voters were too repulsed by the cornholing theme to even stick the DVD in the machine. But at least that was behind closed doors. Now gay panic has made it onto the major networks with Demetri Martin- ... More >>
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Plus Nancy Giles plays with her hair. And acid redux: Elliot Tiber and Demetri Martin talk about Taking Woodstock.
Louis Leterrier's summer dud, The Incredible Hulk, is out this week on DVD, and is available in full screen, widescreen, Blu-Ray, and—most incredibly—a three-disc special edition (no action figure included). The release affords another opportunity not to blast Leterrier's take on the Marvel supe ... More >>
In the shadow of Iron Man, the latest from Marvel can't live up to its billing
Doc looks at the history of Chinese characters in American film
Do you think Jackie Chan generally plays a chop-socky stereotype of a wisecracking, karate-chopping macho weirdo? Well, the good news is that's nothing new! Movies have long stereotyped Asians, generally pegging them as either inscrutable, evil, or stoic, and as villains, detectives, or whores. Art ... More >>
A conversation with Hong Kongs hottest director
Blind Mountain's Chinese torture trumps Haneke's tortured antics
Ang Lee's sexed-up NC-17 thriller is neither sexy nor thrilling
Where old masters, drunk teenagers, and Asia Argento make the fest's first week a blast
Preparing for the onslaught that is the Toronto Film Festival
Glamour, heartbreak, and some interpretive dance
Daring to be different, Ang Lee's epic gay romance goes looking for love in the heartland
Brokeback writers on the road from page to screen
Stable relationship: Gay frontier weepie is Hollywood's straightest love story in years
Gay cowboys and masturbatory pet projects steam up fest
An independent-film veteran recalls the '80s and looks ahead
Independents' day: a big victory over some bigger studios
Incredible Bulks in Parent Traps
Berlin's Personae Non Gratae
Mourning Has Risen for Independent Film
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