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Remembering River Phoenix
Updated October 30, 2009
To mark the 16th anniversary of the death of River Phoenix, Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue runs an extract in which director John Boorman offers his personal recollections of the actor.
Not your Bubbe’s Jewish site
Updated October 29, 2009
Since the advent of Heeb, a wave of new media has popped up for both reverent and irreverent Jewish hipsters.
Slide 1: Introduction
In A Serious Man, the Coen brothers return to their Jewish and Minnesotan roots. And while the two have lots of fun with the trappings of growing up Jewish, they do it with loving care. After all the credits come with a disclaimer “No Jews were harmed in the making of this motion picture.” In recent years, a wave of new media (both print and online) that looks to have fun with (while not actually hurting) Jewish identity has appeared. We take a gander.
Behind the Blog: Joe Bowman
Updated October 28, 2009
The Saint Louis-based film blogger tells us about Fin de Cinema, his site which gives the last word on movies.
Rip van Marlowe: Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye
Updated October 27, 2009
36 years after the re-release of Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (following an unsuccessful first run six months earlier), Walter Donohue looks at the director's perspective on this revisionist detective noir.
Updated October 23, 2009
Brooklyn-based horror author (and haunted house occupant) Sarah Langan reveals the films that get under skin.
How to Cast a Coen Brothers' Film
Updated October 23, 2009
How do you cast a film like A Serious Man? Carefully, according to casting directors Ellen Chenoweth and Rachel Tanner.
Andrei Tarkovsky on Stalker
Updated October 20, 2009
Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue offers director Andrei Tarkovsky’s perspective on his innovative classic Stalker, which got a belated release in New York City 27 years ago.
Nothing but Fear Itself
Updated October 19, 2009
Five of the best horror writers pick their five favorite scary films.
Persona and the Wordless Secrets of Cinema
Updated October 16, 2009
On the 42nd anniversary of the Swedish release of Persona, Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue runs an extract from Ingmar Bergman’s Images: My Life in Film in which the director discusses making the classic film.
Modern Pirates Of The Airwaves
Updated October 15, 2009
In the age of digital information, Mike Johnston discovers that low-fi pirate radio stations still have a place.