“GHOST WORLD” APPEARS: A DAN CLOWES INTERVIEW

BEST OF 2001! I see about 300 movies a year. Frankly, most of them are crap. But every once in a while a film comes along that renews my faith in movies. Something that reminds me that films can truly be amazing if filmmakers just avoid formulas and cliches. Director Terry Zwigoff along with co-writer Dan Clowes have created just that type of film. “Ghost World” is a godsend…



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DEFF TAKES OVER SMFF

Dallas’ Deep Ellum Film Festival will take over the Santa Monica Film Festival and it’s year round events.



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LOST FILM FEST BRINGS JELLO

The Lost Film Festival, sometimes called, “a pimple on the ass of Sundance”, comes to Park City for a third year of mayhem with keynote speaker Jello Biafra…



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FINAL

2 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 111 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Final”, a movie that sounds like a futuristic thriller but plays out more like “My Dinner with Nurse Ratched”…


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PIñERO

2 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! Miguel Piñero was a thief, a junkie, an ex-con, and a celebrated poet/playwright/actor who died at the tragically young age of 41 — in short, a role tailor-made for Oscar consideration for a fortunate Latin actor…


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A SONG FOR MARTIN (En Sång för Martin)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 117 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! Without the weight of scrutiny that comes with tackling a real-life subject or employing such heavyweight actors, “Martin” is freer to move and surprise an audience…


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GOOD AS GOLD: AN ARI GOLD INTERVIEW

BEST OF 2001! Ari Gold’s “Helicopter” is perhaps this year’s most honored short film. The most impressive thing is that it succeeds as a compelling drama — a far cry from today’s most popular short genre, the parody film…



Posted on December 30, 2001 by

CUT OFF HIS FEET

Documentary filmmakers in search of a subject better hurry as this man intends to cut off his feet. No, he’s not kidding…



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TROMADANCE 2002 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

TromaDance 2002 is set to kick off with a slate of the weirdest, wildest and strangest films playing in Park City, Utah…



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2001 IS OFFICIALLY RETRO (part 2)

TK



Posted on December 29, 2001 by

SHIRI

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 120 minutes

COMING TO THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Shiri” actually reminds me how I felt the first time I saw John Woo’s work…


Posted on December 29, 2001 by

OWEN WILSON UNLIMITED

Owen Wilson was ready not only to discuss what it was like writing and co-starring in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” but the fun of playing an action hero in “Beyond Enemy Lines”…



Posted on December 28, 2001 by

OWEN WILSON UNLIMITED (part 3)

Whoever said that staying close to your friends and family was impossible once you become a successful actor? Owen Wilson has done it…



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OWEN WILSON UNLIMITED (part 2)

Whoever said that staying close to your friends and family was impossible once you become a successful actor? Owen Wilson has done it…



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THE 10 BEST & WORST UNSEEN FILMS OF 2001

BEST OF 2001! Prepare for the inevitable silly season of Top 10 lists and movie awards. Film Threat steps back from celebrating the year’s high-profile, excessively-publicized offerings to pay special tribute to movies which did not get a wide release…



Posted on December 28, 2001 by

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