Monthly Archives: December 2007

Army of Shadows (L’Armée des ombres)

Army of Shadows (L’Armée des ombres) (1969, Director: Jean-Pierre Melville): Incredibly, this film was not released in the United States until 2006. As a res­ult, many crit­ics named it among their top films that year, des­pite it being nearly 40 … Continue read­ing

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Commune (Director: Jonathan Berman): Black Bear Ranch is 300 acres of land which was pur­chased in 1968 by a group of “hip­pies” who wanted to live com­mun­ally. They raised the $22,000 to pur­chase the land by soli­cit­ing dona­tions from musi­cians … Continue read­ing

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John Harkness (1954–2007)

I’ve just heard about the passing of NOW’s long­time film critic John Harkness. I never had the oppor­tun­ity to meet John, but his reviews have been a staple in the pages of NOW since its incep­tion in 1981. He also … Continue read­ing

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In Bruges Trailer

I’d read about dir­ector Martin McDonagh’s upcom­ing fea­ture In Bruges a few weeks ago, and was intrigued by the set­ting (I’ve spend long stretches here on both my back­pack­ing trips around Europe in the late 1980s) and the cast­ing (Colin … Continue read­ing

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Golden Globe Nominations Announced

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the Golden Globe nom­in­a­tions for 2007. Of course, due to the ongo­ing writers’ strike, there is a very real pos­sib­il­ity that there will be no awards show this year. Nevertheless, this is the … Continue read­ing

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