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Talking movies: A guide to independent movies

Melancholia

To help you improve your movie life, I’ve developed a handy-dandy guide to indie film, as follows, so incredibly handy and dandy that you will not only gain a comprehensive expertise, you will be able to create your own independent film immediately upon finishing reading this article. Let’s start, shall we?
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Talking Movies: Origin story

Man of Steel

Two major movie releases are happening this late spring: The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann) on May 10 and Man of Steel (Zack Snyder) on June 14. Man of Steel is about a guy who gets transplanted from a strange alien world called Krypton to the wholesome, unassuming Midwest. The Great Gatsby is about a guy […]

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Talking Movies: Pitching Woo

How to woo

Maybe your Valentine’s Day attempts to court that hottie with a pulse weren’t such a success. So what? Hop back on that horse. The horse of studious preparation, that is. If I’ve learned anything from movies it’s that everybody wants the same brand of magical happily-ever-after love: domestic, heterosexual, monogamous, procreating, eternal love. Yes, everybody … even you! […]

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Beauty is Embarassing Review and Interview

Let me tell you a little story. Like all good stories, it is about me. My editor, in his sweet, trusting foolishness, asked me to write a review of a documentary called Beauty is Embarrassing (dir. Neil Berkeley, playing at the Bijou on Nov. 9), stating that since it was for the Little Village online […]

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