THE MIXING OF BLOOD: AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID CRONENBERG

Cronenberg is disarmingly straightforward, thoughtful, and articulate, and does not match the mental picture some might hold of a man who brings extremes of psychological dysfunction to life…



Posted on September 11, 2002 by

THE WORLD ANIMATION CELEBRATION: TOON BIZ BRAVES INDUSTRY SLOWDOWN

The animation industry, like most corporate sectors, has been negatively and visibly impacted by the current recession economy…



Posted on August 23, 2001 by

THE WORLD ANIMATION CELEBRATION: TOON BIZ BRAVES INDUSTRY SLOWDOWN (part 3)

TK



Posted on August 22, 2001 by

THE WORLD ANIMATION CELEBRATION: TOON BIZ BRAVES INDUSTRY SLOWDOWN (part 2)

TK



Posted on August 22, 2001 by

AMERICAN PASSPORT

AMERICAN PASSPORT
4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN MOVIES! While the film somewhat thematically meanders, it will leave you open-mouthed…


Posted on July 4, 2001 by

AMERICAN GYPSY

AMERICAN GYPSY
4 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN MOVIES! Gypsies are possibly the most consistently reviled group in Western history…


Posted on July 3, 2001 by

LIQUOR, WOMEN, AND PERSONAL POETRY: MARK BORCHARDT OF “AMERICAN MOVIE”

4TH OF JULY TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN FILMMAKERS! Mark Borchardt, star subject of “American Movie,” and director of the indie horror flick “Coven” has come into his own as a filmmaker. Mark also has a nose for free liquor second only to entertainment journalists…



Posted on July 3, 2001 by

LIQUOR, WOMEN, AND PERSONAL POETRY: MARK BORCHARDT OF “AMERICAN MOVIE” (part 2)

TK



Posted on April 2, 2001 by

DARIO’S DIMENSION: AN INTERVIEW WITH DARIO ARGENTO

Dario Argento is something of a living legend. His images of darkest horror have influenced and scared the crap out of an entire generation of filmgoers…



Posted on March 30, 2000 by

JUNK

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST REVIEW! This film lives up to its name, in that it’s an experimental pseudo-narrative (or non-narrative) that toys with every hip quasi-intellectual idea of the last 50 years…


Posted on March 22, 2000 by

THE QUIET FAMILY

SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST REVIEW! Imagine a dash of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a pinch of “Shallow Grave,” and a splash of Billy Wilder, and you’ve got this amusing little package…



Posted on March 22, 2000 by

M/OTHER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST REVIEW! This film’s pace is not defined by Western, Hollywood standards of timing, plot, and revelation. Rather, it is assembled via slow character details…


Posted on March 22, 2000 by

VANAPRASTHAM, THE LAST DANCE

SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST REVIEW! This is a leisurely-paced but fascinating film about an unusual and beautiful form of South Indian performance, the Keralan theater of Kathakalini…



Posted on March 22, 2000 by

THRONE OF DEATH

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 60 minutes

SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST REVIEW! This Indian film is a surface attempt at Kafka. When a poor villager steals some coconuts to feed his starving family, he is accused of a greater crime…


Posted on March 22, 2000 by

SPICY LOVE SOUP

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 109 minutes

SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST REVIEW! Several tales of love and relationships are woven together around themes of food as cultural connective tissue…


Posted on March 22, 2000 by

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