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Nora Arnezeder

Mar 31, 2009 Web Exclusive

Now that 19-year-old actress and singer Nora Arnezeder has earned newcomer awards in France for her performance in the fictional 1930s period film Paris 36, the possibility of one day working with her idols Woody Allen and Quincy Jones seems like less of a stretch. But there is one hero from Arnezeder’s girlhood who will remain elusive to her. More

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Mar 27, 2009 Web Exclusive

Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa is best known in the U.S. for his spine-tingling supernatural horror films Cure and Pulse, but the concerns addressed in his latest film, the family drama Tokyo Sonata, provoke chills of a different sort, as they reflect the ills of the current global economic crisis.
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Steve McQueen

Mar 27, 2009 Web Exclusive

When a director has shot a 17-minute debate between a prisoner and a Catholic priest in an epic single take, as English artist Steve McQueen did for the centerpiece of his feature-length debut Hunger, it’s only fitting that he would want to challenge you during a conversation.
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Matteo Garrone

Feb 17, 2009 Web Exclusive

It’s 5 p.m. and Italian director Matteo Garrone is nearing the end of a full day of interviews to promote his film Gomorrah, a bold, sobering work that weaves together five stories of characters—young and old—whose lives are influenced by the Camorra, the multi-faceted crime system that operates pervasively in Naples and the surrounding Compania region of southern Italy. More

Morgan Dews

Feb 17, 2009 Web Exclusive

When Morgan Dews’ grandmother Allis died in 2001, the New York writer/filmmaker inherited a wealth of her personal photos and 201 of her 8mm home movies, shot primarily by her during the 1950s and ’60s. Although Dews initially had hoped to make a short film from the footage, the images eventually composed the visual content for Dews’ first feature-length film, the lyrical yet unsettling documentary Must Read After My Death. More

The Invisible

Feb 01, 2009 Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

The Invisible don’t sound like anyone else. The comparison points all come with a but or a kind-of. How often does this happen in this day and age of constant cataloguing, categorizing, and pigeonholing? In a gun-to-the-head situation, TV on the Radio would be mentioned for their singularity, and Brian Eno’s production as a sonic jump-off point, but… More

Revolver

Feb 01, 2009 Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

The Parisian members of Revolver—Ambroise Willaume, Christophe Musset, and Jérémie Arcache—are not native English speakers. When they speak, their sentences often succumb to the occasional slip in verb tense or syllable emphasis. There are even instances of hesitation and momentary pause when the search for the optimal phrase leaves them somewhat at a loss. More

Joss Whedon

Feb 01, 2009 Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

After a half-decade absence from the medium that made him famous, Joss Whedon is coming back to television. The mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly (as well as Serenity, Firefly’s big screen resurrection) returns   to the small screen with Dollhouse, a sci-fi action drama that’s decidedly different from his previous ventures. More

Silversun Pickups

Feb 01, 2009 Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Brian Aubert is flattered that so many people mistook him for a woman after hearing his band’s breakthrough single, “Lazy Eye.” More