Monthly Archives: November 2008

West 32nd

West 32nd (Director: Michael Kang): John Cho (Harold from Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle) plays John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer who offers to represent a Korean teenager accused of a gang-related murder in New York’s Koreatown. His … Continue reading

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Entre les murs (The Class)

Entre les murs (The Class) (Director: Laurent Cantet): I’d been waiting to see this ever since it took the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this year. It was supposed to play at TIFF and then the New York Film Festival … Continue reading

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X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker

I came across the writing of indie director Alex Cox about a year ago in Film Comment magazine, where he writes a regular column. I’d only seen a couple of his films and had no real idea of what his … Continue reading

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Team Picture

Team Picture (Director: Kentucker Audley): Number 5 from indie distributor Benten Films, Team Picture shares the “mumblecore” lo-fi slacker ethos of previous releases like LOL (review) and Quiet City (review) and the rural working-class setting of The Guatemalan Handshake (review). … Continue reading

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