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Archived Since:February 26, 2008

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10 Trans Actors Who Could Have Played Jared Leto's Role in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

8 months agoEntertainment / Film : Spout Blog

I was going to start this article by saying that I don't want to take anything away from Jared Leto's performance in "Dallas Buyers Club". But in a sense, I do. The performance certainly holds up as...

DIED YOUNG, STAYED PRETTY review, SXSW 2009

I've hung out with enough graphic design nerds to know how tedious their fetish can be to the unconverted, and the options for a documentary about rock posters seemed to be either that kind of...

'Don Jon's Addiction' Opens October 18; No Awards Push Planned

Just because Relativity is opening writer-filmmaker Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature directing debut, anti-porn romantic comedy "Don Jon's Addiction," on October 18 doesn't mean that they're going for...

TRIBECA: Alan Cumming on "Any Day Now" and Queer Complacency

Alan Cumming was famous (and out) for quite a while now, but it's been a while since he's been front and center. "Any Day Now," playing this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Films!

I'm not sure if the headline works, but I always love a good Douglas Adams reference when appropriate, even if changing the word "fish" to "film" makes it just look like a...

Interview: Don Argott and Demian Fenton on "Last Days Here"

It’s always a treat when great documentary filmmakers are as prolific as Don Argott and Demian Fenton are. Since their first feature, 2005’s "Rock School," they’ve...

The Doc Option: Instead of "The Lorax" Watch Dr. Seuss' "Your Job in Germany" and "Our Job in Japan"

Do you think the new animated feature, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is liberal propaganda? Lou Dobbs does, and I'm so sure it has nothing to do with this latest animated Seuss adapation...

Short Starts: Watch "Lorax" Director Chris Renaud's Oscar-Nominated "No Time for Nuts"

Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at the directorial debut of Chris Renaud, who co-directed "Dr....

"Act of Valor" is Actually TOO Authentic, Yet Not Real Enough

After "Act of Valor," we can no longer complain about inaccuracies and inauthentic material in action movies. This relatively fictional and dramatized look at the work of a U.S. Navy SEAL...

Do the Oscars Still Matter - Even for Documentaries?

Once again, as we near closer to another Academy Awards ceremony, people are asking the same old question: do the Oscars still matter? It’s a silly question by itself, because we must consider...

Review and Interview: Joshua Marston's Very Impressive "The Forgiveness of Blood"

One of our favorite films we saw at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival is "The Forgiveness of Blood," the second feature by "Maria Full of Grace" director Joshua...

Short Starts: Watch "Wanderlust" Director David Wain's 1991 Film "Aisle Six"

Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look the first film by David Wain, who directed and co-wrote...

The Doc Option: Instead of "Bullhead" Watch "Bigger Stronger Faster"

Usually I aim this column at a mainstream studio release, but sadly there are no documentaries about antihero motorcyclists with flaming skull heads or tiny people who live under the floorboards or...

"Undefeated" is a Good But Not Great Underdog Sports Film

It’s very hard not to like “Undefeated,” the underdog sports film that is currently also considered the underdog among the 2012 Oscar nominees in the feature documentary category....

Amir Bar-Lev on His Latest Documentary, "Re:Generation Music Project"

After directing the very significant and highly successful feature documentaries "My Kid Could Paint That" and "The Tillman Story," as well as serving as a co-producer on the...

The Only Live-Action Remake of "Lady and the Tramp" We'll Ever Need

While Disney's animated classics continue to get live action remakes, whether of the studio's own doing or via some other production company digging into the same fairytale source materials,...

Short Starts: Watch the Hayao Miyazaki-Scripted "Panda! Go Panda!" and "On Your Mark"

Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at three shorts from the mind of Japanese animation master Hayao...

Review and Ranking of the 2012 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts

I wasn’t too thrilled with last year’s Oscar nominees in the live action short category. It was my first time seeing and reviewing all the films, though, and I wasn’t aware that it...

"If a Tree Falls" Director Marshall Curry on His Second Oscar Nomination, What He Looks for in a Subject and What Keeps Hollywood Interested in Remaking Docs

Since his debut in 2005 with "Street Fight," documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry has remained one of the most acclaimed nonfiction directors working today. That first film, about the 2002...

Review and Ranking of the 2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

Curious which Oscar-nominated animated short film will win the Academy Award on February 26? Well, I'm no prognosticator and I honestly don't really care which little-known filmmaker takes...

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