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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