Story | Mar 25, 2011
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Story | Dec 28, 2010 | 8:25 PMThis past year may be remembered as the one mumblecore — the semi-disputed subgenre of American indie film wherein awkward young hipsters stumble, fumble and mumble their way through love’s fragile foibles — grew up. Or at least graduated from the festival circuit to the multiplex, with Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg and Mark Duplass’ Cyrus channeling mumblecore style and spirit with, for the first time, bankable Hollywood stars. Cyrus, an uncomfortable black comedy about a blossoming romance stymied by the female lead’s disturbed son, was shot for just $50,000 and grossed more than $7 million. It’s not Nirvana outselling Michael Jackson in 1991, but it proves mumblecore isn’t a fly-by-night trend.
Story | Jan 13, 2011
Los Angeles-based eyewear company Oliver Peoples has been introducing its seasonal eyewear collections with short films to complement its ad campaigns, featuring personalities such as Robert Evans, Zooey Deschanel and Elijah Wood. The fourth effort...
Story | Mar 10, 2011
This year's Sarasota Film Festival will be star-studded and action packed, with a performance by Harry Connick, Jr. and his orchestra, and appearances by Oscar winner Geena Davis and screen legend and Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer. Their opening night...
Story | Nov 23, 2011
"French in Action," a 1987 public-television, total-immersion language course in the form of an annotated romance -- there are fellow fans, I know, already shaking in excitement from these few words -- is now available online in its 52-episode entirety,.....