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    EAT THIS FILM #3: Marco Canora

    Inspired by Ermanno Olmi's neorealist classic The Tree of Wooden Clogs, which showed at last month's Eat This Film! series at 92Y Tribeca, acclaimed New York chef Marco Canora (Hearth, Terroir) reminisces about his own culinary upbringing and preps a delicious cucina povera salad.

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    TIFF '10 | Ozon Takes on Comedy with Deneuve & Depardieu in "Potiche"

    "As a movie goer, I have to say that I love comedies. I love seeing the energy of the actors and I just love comedy because life is not funny enough," French actress - and icon - Catherine Deneuve said with a beaming smile Monday afternoon in Toronto. She is starring in director Francois Ozon's late...

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    Killer Shrimp? Just Another Excuse to Watch the "Day-O" Scene From "Beetlejuice" Again

    I avoided including a video of the dinner party scene from "Beetlejuice" in last week's post about the death of actor Glenn Shadix because I thought it was a bit cliche. Good thing, because now I have an even better excuse to feature the clip. News from the UK about "killer shrimp" has caught the attention of the interweb, despite there being even less to fear from these predatory sea creatures than the killer bees everyone was worried about twenty years ago. Still, it made for a fun Best Week Ever post yesterday calling for "Killer Shrimp: The Movie" (starring Snooki). And now I can continue to spotlight Shadix while reminding everyone that ...

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    Review | "Hereafter"

    There have been a helluva lot of deaths in the 31 feature films Clint Eastwood has directed, but I can't remember too many of the doomed characters in them giving much thought to the afterlife. How, then, to account for the flirtation with the idea that there's something out there bigger than all of us in “Hereafter,” a quiet, contemplative and absorbing inquiry into how jarring incidents can make you look at life from an entirely different perspective than you've done all along.? Is it that Eastwood, at 80, is ruminating about mortality in a way he never did before? Does it have anything to do with his beloved mother's death, at 96, four yea...

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    IFC Midnight and Fantastic Fest Broker Simultaneous VOD/Fest Deal

    IFC new genre label IFC Midnight announced a partnership with Austin's genre festival Fantastic Fest. Under the pact, four IFC Midnight titles will screen at Fantastic Fest later this month (September 23-30) and be available on VOD cable platforms across the nation simultaneously. The new films in...

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    A Boyhood Dream Realized: Winona Ryder In The Flesh

    This morning in the Hyatt Regency, I saw Winona Ryder in the flesh for the very first time. I wish I could say we met at some sort of party and hit it off and decided to blow off the party and drink wine at her hotel room while discussing love, life and the pursuit of happiness. But sadly, I had to ...

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    Small Screen | "CASINO JACK," "Juliet," Herzog, POV & More Lead At-Home Lineup

    This week, "CASINO JACK," "Letters to Juliet," "Princess Kaiulani," and Herzog's other film from the past year come home. Also included in this week's column is a list of last week's releases, which got lost in the mix. Chief among them were Bradley Rust Gray's Oscilloscope release "The Exploding ...

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    Bad Buzz Be Damned: "Rabbit Hole" Is Very Strong

    I wasn't really sure what to think heading into tonight's premiere of John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole." Buzz had been mixed at best, and this was unchartered territory for a filmmaker I very much admire but had no idea what he'd be capable of in these new realms. Based on someone else's material and with no queer content to speak of, this was clearly not going to be the John Cameron Mitchell I'd known and loved with "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus." So I was a bit nervous. But thankfully, it turns out I love this John Cameron Mitchell too. He turns David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning play about a couple coping with the death...

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    From Chaplin To Ford To Kubrick…

    If someone had bet me that we’d have a chance to see formerly-unknown movies by Charlie Chaplin and John Ford during the course of one year, I’d have lost the wager but I wouldn’t have resented the loss because it’s been such an exciting turn of events. The Chaplin appearance discovered by Paul Gier...

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