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  • 'Up-close' integrates live classical music with film

     'Up-close' integrates live classical music with film
    The young Dutch composer Michel van der Aa likes to describe his works as containing multiple "layers" or "mirror realities." For example, in Van der Aa's 30-minute "music theater" piece "Up-close" (2010), which will be part of Tuesday's Green...
  • Cannes: Festival favorite enjoys L.A. ties

    Cannes: Festival favorite enjoys L.A. ties
    — Writer-director Terrence Malick wasn't there to accept it, but "The Tree of Life," his ambitious and long-anticipated examination of what it all means, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or on Sunday night. "He remains infamously and...
  • Reel Critics: 'Happy Feet' dances back into theaters

    George Miller is no stranger to first-class animated films featuring talking animals. He directed the revered classic "Babe," which was nominated for Best Picture. He also directed the first "Happy Feet" movie, replacing talking pigs, dogs and sheep...
  • The Contenders: Kirsten Dunst of 'Melancholia'

    The Contenders: Kirsten Dunst of 'Melancholia'
    As Justine, the complicated young bride at the center of Lars von Trier's apocalyptic meditation on depression, "Melancholia," Kirsten Dunst is called upon to convey great depths of anguish with very little dialogue. But Dunst, 29, delivers such a...
  • Smart moves, sad omissions from Golden Globe 2011 movie noms

    Smart moves, sad omissions from Golden Globe 2011 movie noms
    Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
  • 'Melancholia'

    'Melancholia'
    Noted for the unexpected in his films, director Lars von Trier ("Dogville") scores again on that count as an interplanetary crisis puts Earth on a collision course. The threat parallels the internal crisis a young bride (Kirsten Dunst, who was named best...
  • Fests can start the buzz and carry it through

    Fests can start the buzz and carry it through
    Mark Roybal, president of production at Indian Paintbrush, still remembers the rush he got from viewing "Little Miss Sunshine" at its 2006 Sundance Film Festival screening. "It was one of the most unbelievable experiences I've ever had," he says. "I went...
  • 'Melancholia' review: Easily one of the year's best movies

    'Melancholia' review: Easily one of the year's best movies
    **** (out of four) The stunningly beautiful, remarkably powerful film from writer-director Lars Von Trier bears plenty in common with “The Tree of Life,” if “Tree” were an extraordinary vision of flawed human behavior in the...
  • Filmmaker's choice

    Filmmaker's choice
    The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut...
  • Film review: 'Melancholia' never felt so good

    Film review: 'Melancholia' never felt so good
    Lars von Trier has long rivaled Hamlet as the most melancholy of melancholy Danes. With “Melancholia,” his new film, he makes it official. Fifteen years ago, Von Trier had his first real American success with “Breaking the Waves,”...
  • 'Prometheus' seeks out classical music in deep space

    'Prometheus' seeks out classical music in deep space
    In space, no one can hear you scream — but everyone can hear the classical music loud and clear. Science-fiction movies have had a long affinity for classical music, and the relationship is a fascinating and complex one. In "Prometheus," Ridley...