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Fay Grim (2006) Written, directed and edited by Hal Hartley English, 118 minutes Starring Parker Posey as Fay Grim website Hal Hartley returns to familiar territory with this sequel to “Henry Fool,” a film that came out ten years  ...

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Jindabyne (2006) Director: Ray Lawrence Writers” Raymond Carver, Beatrix Christian Rated R. Australia. 123 minutes. English. Starring Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne official site Imagine a 37 year old guy whose first film earns a slew of Oscar nominations  ...

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Twenty-four year old actor Louis Garrel is on a roll, not of making good movies, but of playing the love interest opposite the world’s most desirable women. That’s not to say some of these relationships haven’t been particularly creepy; after  ...

My Winnipeg (2008)

One thing you can say about a Guy Maddin film is that it couldn’t be anyone else’s. The Canadian filmmaker who specializes in appropriating the look of cinema past was doing this long before Todd Haynes came up with Far  ...

Paranoid Park

Directed by Gus Van Sant Written by Gus Van Sant, adapted from a novel by Blake Nelson Starring Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney, Dan Liu Rated R 78 minutes http://www.ifcfilms.com/ There are certain times in a filmmaker’s  ...

The Rape of Europa

The Rape of Europa (2006) Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, and Nicole Newnham, directors Narrated by Joan Allen Documentary in English, French, Italian, German, Polish and Russian with English subtitles. 117 minutes. website Based on Lynn H. Nicholas’s  ...

South by Southwest Film Festival 2007

The South by Southwest film festival just wrapped up its 14th annual edition, but it still dwells in the shadow of the music conference with which it shares a name and a week in mid-March. Although SXSW Film  ...

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der anderen) (2006) German with English subtitles Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck, director website Relative newcomer screenwriter and director Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck makes a remarkably self-confident and promising debut with the tensely  ...

The Valet

Francis Veber, the writer and director of The Valet is a master of French comedy. From the first film he wrote 35 years ago, Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chassure Noire (1972), remade in the U.S. as The Man With  ...

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Zack Snyder's "300" is noteworthy because it's going to be one of the most commercially successful films of the year. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae in 470BC, it recounts the efforts of several hundred  ...