DAVID CRONENBERG: HIS “SPIDER” HAS MORE BITE THAN BARK

This film was a real struggle to get produced, can you talk about how it all came together? Yeah, it’s sort of a typical independent film kind of story. The actual making of the film was a complete joy. And that’s the way I’d have it. If it has to be hell, it might as […]



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DAVID CRONENBERG: HIS “SPIDER” HAS MORE BITE THAN BARK

The title sequence for Spider is really unique. It starts out with these incredible textures. In fact, it seems all your films have these remarkable title sequences. Can you tell about your approach to titles? Do you personally get involved? Oh, yes. There are several reasons why I have long title sequences. My films tend […]



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SOMETHING TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS AND REVIEWERS

SOMETHING TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS AND REVIEWERS

Just got this little note from Andrew Cohen, associate editor at large for Newsweek.com and we thought we’d share it with you, not only our readers, but our reviewers as well, right here on the front page of Film Threat: Hello. My name is Andrew Cohen, and I’m an associate editor at Newsweek.com in New […]



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GETTING ANGRY NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD

This isn’t “Rocky Horror!” The past midnight screenings of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” have been such a blast that the Laemmle Fairfax Cinemas have decided to dedicate the fourth Friday of every month to a “Hedwig” sing-a-long night…



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HIP HOP FILM FEST ROLLS OUT

The Hip Hop Film Fest will take over the Red Vic Moviehouse in San Francisco, March 13-15…



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ANOMALOUS HUMANITE

ANOMALOUS HUMANITE
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

We take a trip inside an old crank projector to view a bevy of freaks…


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NOBODY’S PERFECT

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

The near-saving grace to “Nobody’s Perfect” is not in its words, but its visuals…


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TOUGH GIRL

TOUGH GIRL
1 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

If this is the best USC can give us, there is no hope for the future…


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TALKING PICTURES: LEE WAY

Writer David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in his ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. This week, A faux Confederate–and a few of his friends—looks at “Gods and Generals.” “I only started portraying Lee because my hair turned white…”



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CABIN CREEK CENTER TO PRODUCE ANTI-WAR COMMERCIALS

CABIN CREEK CENTER TO PRODUCE ANTI-WAR COMMERCIALS

Cabin Creek Center, a nonprofit award-winning production company, known for films such as “Harlan County USA” and American Dream,” are currently raising money to produce anti-war television commercials with an aim to air them throughout the month of March on MTV, UPN, WB, and BET. Featuring young activists and aimed at the youth of America, […]



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THE CALL OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

THE CALL OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

The Native American Film and Video Festival is a non-competitive showcase. There’s no entry fee and the deadline for submission is April 25, 2003…



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NETWORKING AND PITCH WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL WIESE

NETWORKING AND PITCH WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL WIESE

On March 16th, the University of Washington Educational Outreach and the Department of Communication in Seattle will be presenting Filmmakers: Networking and Pitch Workshop with International Author and Filmmaker Michael Wiese. This is a one-day intensive workshop where filmmakers may find creative collaborators and financial resources for their film, television, and video projects. The workshop […]



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THE SACRAMENTO FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

The festival, which has showcased over 100 films along with 19 live music performances, will take place the second weekend of August at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento…



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THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

ANOTHER VIEW!


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THE HOURS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 114 minutes

ANOTHER VIEW! Back in 1990, watching her meet Tom in “Days of Thunder,” who would have guessed that little over a decade later Kidman would be playing one of the 20th century’s most influential authors and not just pulling it off, but earning an Oscar nod for her trouble?


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