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obsession: awards season (though I’m kinda dreading the huge quantity of movies demanding to be seen between now and December 31) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (cuz he’s just the cutest thing ever) psyched: Synecdoche, New York (I am so ready for another Charlie Kaufman mindfuck) dreading: An American Carol (because watching the implosion … more…

bias update

obsession: awards season (though I’m kinda dreading the huge quantity of movies demanding to be seen between now and December 31) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (cuz he’s just the cutest thing ever) psyched: Synecdoche, New York (I am so ready for another Charlie Kaufman mindfuck) dreading: An American Carol (because watching the implosion … more…

5 reasons I’m psyched for ‘Synecdoche, New York’

All this week! 5 movies I’m psyched for in October, and 5 reasons why. No. 1: Synecdoche, New York [opens limited October 24]. 1. Gonzo screenwriter Charlie Kaufman makes his debut as a director, working from his own script. Will that make this even more deliciously bizarre than the movies he merely wrote — such … more…

best writing and direction of 2004: cut and print…

BEST DIRECTOR Lars von Trier, Dogville Ever a risktaker, Lars von Trier took one of the biggest risks onscreen in 2004 with a determinedly uncinematic film that was also unabashedly political — a breathtaking and refreshingly daring combination in an era of play-it-safe “entertainment.” Setting his cast and his scene on a bare, black-box stage, … more…