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Film, "Gimme the Loot": A Day in the Bronx

"Gimme the Loot": A Day in the Bronx

2013 is proving to be a good year for micro-budgeted, deeply-felt comedies about teenagers in the Bronx. Hot on the heels of Michel Gondry's The We and the I comes Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot, which looks at the same…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lost Robert Altman Movie Discovered at Flea Market by Filmmaker Gary Huggins (Video)

Lost Robert Altman Movie Discovered at Flea Market by Filmmaker Gary Huggins (Video)

Long before he chronicled the human comedy in rough-edged classics like M*A*S*H, Nashville, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Short Cuts, iconoclastic director Robert Altman spent decades perfecting the rules of moviemaking that he would one day so thrillingly flaunt. Altman's…
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Calendar, Night&Day War: What Is It Good For? Film

War: What Is It Good For? Film

People forget, but there was a time when Elliott Gould was the coolest man in movies. In films such as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Long Goodbye, and the slight, superb California Split – perhaps the best…
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Film, "The Company Men": Pity for the emasculated executive

"The Company Men": Pity for the emasculated executive

Tracking the parallel trajectories of three employees laid off from cushy corporate jobs at the same Boston-based manufacturing conglomerate, The Company Men is transparent in its ambition to capture the Way We Live Now from a sensitive, equitable — rather…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Film Showtimes for the week of September 15-21, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Open mic for film and video. Thu., Sept. 16, 8 p.m. $5. "Spoiled Soils of the Spill": Rick Prelinger's feature-length montage plus shorts. Sept. 18, 8 p.m. $6.66. "The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Altman Snaps

Altman Snaps

Thanks to Robert Altman -- the Rolling Stone photographer, not the film director -- San Francisco's Summer of Love will never be forgotten, no matter how many drugs coursed through how many fried neural cortexes back in 1967. Altman had…
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News, Sucka Free City

Ask a Track Bike!

And there you have it. My track bike species now starts its slow descent from avant- garde chic to common irrelevance. Disgusting. I mean, I know I've made fun of being hip, but to go back to being a mere…
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Film, The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Like the Grand Ole Opry plopped into a fragrant barn at the county fair, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion befits its roots in frosty Minnesota soil through its worldview, Buddhist by way of Scandinavia: Life is about suffering. The…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish To Each Theron

To Each Theron

Aeon Flux (Paramount) Many things about this surreal sci-fi flick defy explanation, but nothing more so than the mystery of how it got made in the first place. On paper, it's an archetypal setup for a bomb: a mostly forgotten…
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Film, Dance, Dance, Dance

Dance, Dance, Dance

Feel like an evening at the ballet? Robert Altman's The Company, a pretty and superficial montage of performance, is less a movie than a series of impressions, a rich sampler of a fictional season with one of America's premier dance…
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Film, <i>Sol</i> Brothers

Sol Brothers

Those who remember Javier Bardem as the heartthrob poet from Before Night Falls or the distinguished detective in The Dancer Upstairs may be shocked to find that in his latest film to reach these shores, Mondays in the Sun, the…
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Film, Reel World

California Split

Pat O'Neill, an L.A. avant-garde moviemaker famed for his painstakingly layered and surreal films, will receive the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award at the S.F. International Film Festival two months hence. A throwback to the pre-MTV era, O'Neill favors…
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Music, Reviewed Carolyn Mark and Her Room-Mates

Carolyn Mark and Her Room-Mates

Carolyn Mark is one of those troubling examples of altcountry singers who seem completely devoted to the music, but only in an exaggerated, stereotype-laden fashion that undercuts the style's real charm. It's not at all surprising to find out that…
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Film, <i>Park </i>Life

Park Life

Who would have guessed that 31 years after M*A*S*H, the film that made Robert Altman's reputation, he would still be turning out movies as good as his latest release, Gosford Park? Full of the director's usual energy, powered by the…
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Culture, Stuff "Look! I Made This!"

"Look! I Made This!"

A cold breeze blows through an open window, and a football game silently unfolds on the television screen. The old man sitting on the couch regards the game with mild interest, though not long ago, football was his passion, a…
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Culture, Stuff The Bit Player

The Bit Player

"I'm not the celebrity type," says Vincent D'Onofrio, and he does not lie. His is a household name in very few neighborhoods; it appears in film credits buried just beneath those of actors more famous, or just luckier. Rare is…
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Film, Private Defective

Private Defective

Murphy and Pryor. Skywalker and Kenobi. Amos and Zeppelin. Regardless of the creative universe, the maverick apprentice tends to stride off into territory beyond the edges of the master's map. So it is with Alan Rudolph, whose career blossomed after…
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Film, The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson

The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson

When Paul Thomas Anderson's second feature, Boogie Nights, was released in 1997, critics and film industry types fell over themselves to designate Anderson the next big thing, an auteur in the footsteps of Scorsese and Coppola. His film turned Mark…
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Second Time Around

Primal Screen When, in the opening of the 1971 western McCabe & Mrs. Miller, a lone horseman wades through snowdrifts to arrive in a small town consisting of a few shacks full of hostile and suspicious people, Robert Altman is…
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Of Vice and Men

Once upon a time, about 30 years ago, Hollywood films were less about grabbing a big opening weekend gross than they were about challenging audiences with dark and adventurous themes. To many this period now seems like a golden age,…
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