Monthly Archives: June 2008

Four Days in New York

I rarely step out from behind my film reviewer’s desk to address you directly, but I did want to mention that I’ll be in New York City from this Friday until the following Monday. My wife is attending the OrigamiUSA … Continue reading

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Funny Ha Ha

Funny Ha Ha (2002, Director: Andrew Bujalski): Perhaps the first of the films later lumped together as “mumblecore,” Funny Ha Ha was written and directed by 27-year-old Harvard film graduate Andrew Bujalski. Made on a shoestring budget with non-professional actors, … Continue reading

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Nights and Weekends

Nights and Weekends (2008, Directors: Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig): A fitting opening night film for the Toronto leg of the Generation DIY mini-fest, Nights and Weekends is co-director Joe Swanberg’s fourth feature film in four years (in addition to … Continue reading

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The Last Pogo

The Last Pogo (1978, Director: Colin Brunton): In 1978, I was too young to get into bars, but I was a huge fan of punk rock. Of course, at that young age, I thought it all came from England. It … Continue reading

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Kontroll (2003, Director: Nimrod Antal): Set entirely within the subterranean world of the Budapest subway system, this directorial debut is a stylish pastiche of a number of different genres. It follows the exploits of a team of ticket inspectors headed … Continue reading

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