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Three Imaginary Films to see: Tarantino violence, Paul Giamatti brilliance, and a Travolta impersonator

Inglorious Basterds: I’m a total Tarantino devotee, so of course I’ve been waiting for this thing FOREVER and am super-excited it’s finally here. I’m a little unsure about the casting, but I’m willing to give it a chance. QT hasn’t disappointed me yet (I’m one of those people who loves Jackie Browne), and I’m definitely […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: Deneuve drama, 5 characters in 24 hours and a French classroom

The express version: Apres Lui: Franck kills Mathieu in a car crash, then Matheiu’s mom Camille ( the ever gorgeous Catherine Deneuve) falls for him. Premiered this year at Cannes. [Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU3G7EEFnwQ] London to Brighton: A tense thriller told in flashbacks with 5 characters in 24 hours. BAFTA-nominated for Most Promising Newcomer. [Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq5qNzm3w-U] The Class (Entre […]

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Three Imaginary films to see: a sweet romance, an oddball punk rock band, and Henson fantasy

Paper Heart: Playing at both the Neptune and AMC Pacific Place, this darling romantic sort-of mockumentary follows LA comedian and performance artist Charlyne Yi around the country as she asks the question “Does true love exist?” and ends up falling for Michael Cera (her real-life boyfriend). You can read my write up from SIFF here. […]

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RIP John Hughes

We’ll miss you. No one could capture 80s teen angst like you could. Thank you for being a part of my life, and a HUGE part of the reason why I fell in love with movies. I feel a Breakfast Club/16 Candles/Ferris Bueller/Weird Science marathon coming on… *sigh* [Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQ-frSG5Gs]  

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How Melody Gardot stole my heart

So here’s the thing – I don’t really like jazz. But I don’t really like jazz the same way that I don’t really like musicals (films & stage) – meaning that it’s a genre that I don’t usually dig, but once in awhile, a piece of music will touch me in a way I can’t […]

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