DON’T STOP BELIEVING: “TRIBUTE” FILMMAKERS (part 4)

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DON’T STOP BELIEVING: “TRIBUTE” FILMMAKERS (part 3)

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DON’T STOP BELIEVING: “TRIBUTE” FILMMAKERS (part 2)

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DON’T STOP BELIEVING: “TRIBUTE” FILMMAKERS (part 5)

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FEEDBACK

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD! “Feedback” is a nifty little sci-fi thriller, no-budget filmmaking at its most inventive…


Posted on February 2, 2004 by

ONE POINT O

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

SUNDANCE 2004 DRAMATIC COMPETITION SELECTION! A sci-fi thriller of uncommon creepiness, ÒOne Point 0Ó makes inventive use of a low budget, and clever story and a terrific cast…


Posted on January 21, 2004 by

REDEMPTION

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

SUNDANCE 2004 PREMIERE! Hall is constrained a bit by the tight, TV-mandated 90-minute running time…


Posted on January 19, 2004 by

PETER FONDA SHOWS HIS “HIRED HAND”

I just watched the DVD, and the restoration is really miraculous to behold. Peter Fonda: Well, it all serendipitously came together. I was trying to find a print, and Frank said, “Well, there’s a guy who could do this,” and he had all the elements we needed. Bob O’Neil at Universal. And when I finally […]



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PETER FONDA SHOWS HIS “HIRED HAND”

A FILM THREAT EXCLUSIVE! This was, simply put, one of the great lost films of the ’70s. But Fonda, who had spent a quarter-million dollars of his own money to get the film made, never gave up hope that it would one day find the audience it so deserves. Now, thanks to the advent of DVD and the efforts of Frank Mazzola, the orginal editor of the film, “The Hired Hand” has finally made its triumphant return…



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PETER FONDA SHOWS HIS “HIRED HAND

He really has become a legend among character actors. Fonda: Well, for all those people who are fans of Warren Oates, it’s called the “Collector’s Edition…” Bloom: This sequence of mine that Peter and Frank tease me about, which isn’t in the film…I finally have come around to agreeing with them about why it isn’t […]



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PETER FONDA SHOWS HIS “HIRED HAND”

How did Martin Scorsese get involved? Was he just a longtime fan of the film? Fonda: He was. I went to him while he was shooting “Bringing Out the Dead,” knowing I shouldn’t interrupt him, but not having any other time. So out there on the set on Long Island, Marty sees me. You know […]



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PETER FONDA SHOWS HIS “HIRED HAND”

How did you hook up with Langhorne? I know he used to be a session guitarist for Bob Dylan, and played on “Bringing It All Back Home” and “Blonde on Blonde.” Fonda: He was producing an album for me, “Got to Get You Into My Life,” through Hugh Masekela’s label. At the time I told […]



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THE HIRED HAND (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 1971
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

NOW ON DVD! It’s a rare pleasure to see “The Hired Hand,” after more than three decades in the wilderness, find its way back where it belongs and have its well-deserved day in the sun…


Posted on October 29, 2003 by

PIECES OF APRIL

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! The day begins with 21-year-old punkette April and her boyfriend Bobby struggling with the basics of proper turkey handling; dealing with the stuffing is even worse. It’s a hopeless case for these two grungy Lower East Side kids…


Posted on October 19, 2003 by

THE STATION AGENT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Essentially a three-character chamber piece, “The Station Agent” gets by for much of its fleet running time with almost no dramatic conflict, just finely observed and often very funny interactions between these three fragile souls…


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