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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>7 Chinese Brothers</i> Star Jason Schwartzman and Director Bob Byington Discuss Drowsy Dogs, Forgotten Lines, and San Francisco Smartness

7 Chinese Brothers Star Jason Schwartzman and Director Bob Byington Discuss Drowsy Dogs, Forgotten Lines, and San Francisco Smartness

Available on demand today, writer-director Bob Byington’s new comedy 7 Chinese Brothers stars Jason Schwartzman as a hard-drinking, wise-cracking, endearing Austin slacker with very slim prospects for professional or personal growth. His charismatic co-stars include Olympia Dukakis, Stephen Root, Eleanore Pienta,…
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Film, "Somebody Up There Likes Me": Dangerously Quirky

"Somebody Up There Likes Me": Dangerously Quirky

To promote his 1958 B-movie, Macabre, director William Castle offered audience members fake life insurance policies, and he also hired (fake) nurses to hang out in the lobby to look ominous — the gimmick being that his film might scare…
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Film, "The Color Wheel": Angry Siblings Are Only Fit for Each Other

"The Color Wheel": Angry Siblings Are Only Fit for Each Other

Alex Ross Perry's second feature, shot in 16mm black-and-white, is an offhand-picturesque road-trip movie with a mock-epic northeastern itinerary. It's also a cage-match brother-and-sister act, revolving around the curiously complimentary relationship between JR (Carlen Altman), a defiantly unemployable broadcast journalism…
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Calendar, Night&Day Zeitgeisty

Zeitgeisty

Slight, indifferently shot, and entirely lacking in ballast, Harmony and Me's sole justification for being is that it's consistently very funny. Harmony (Justin Rice) has a life full of (ha!) discord; obsessing over his ex, Jessica (Kristen Tucker), he floats…
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