FILM THREAT’S FRIGID 50: THE COLDEST PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD 2008

WALK THE LINE: INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR JAMES MARSH

HOSPITALITY

MAKIBEFO (DVD)

THE SLEAZE PARADE: “SHOCK FESTIVAL” AUTHOR STEPHEN ROMANO

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RIGGED

FROST BITE: DIRECTOR TOMAS ALFREDSON ON “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”

THROWAWAY

MOVIE VACATION AT THE 2008 SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

FILM THREAT’S FRIGID 50: THE COLDEST PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD 2008

BEST OF 2008! Unlike those “power” lists that brown-nose their way into some pampered celebrity’s good graces, the annual Frigid 50 details the least-powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in all of Tinseltown. Find out who made this year’s list…

WALK THE LINE: INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR JAMES MARSH

Don’t mistake “Man on Wire” with “Man on Fire.” You won’t find a gun slinging Denzel Washington in James Marsh’s whimsical, dreamlike documentary – only an impish Frenchman with a passion for walking wires…

HOSPITALITY

By thirty minutes into the movie, not much else has happened other than the set-up I have described. It isn’t really clear where the film is going by this point.

MAKIBEFO (DVD)

The ensemble’s inept handling of dialogue make explain why there are so many long stretches of silence.

THE SLEAZE PARADE: “SHOCK FESTIVAL” AUTHOR STEPHEN ROMANO

BEST OF 2008! Stephen Romano’s illustrated, fictional history book “Shock Festival” is a painstaking and lovingly crafted tribute to grindhouse movies of yore, containing hundreds of glorious and gore-spattered full color images that give true testimony to the depth of Romano’s obsession…

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Adding another layer to the show, Ennis pulls a Fox Mulder on us and goes on a search for “The Truth”. No one is really able to define the word for him, let alone tell him where to find it.

RIGGED

RIGGED wants to be a tale of redemption and underdog success, but it never quite lives up to its own potential.

FROST BITE: DIRECTOR TOMAS ALFREDSON ON “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”

BEST OF 2008! In speaking with Alfredson, whose resume also includes four previous feature films and years of Swedish television, my agenda is simple. I want to define the essence of what makes “Let the Right One In” so refreshing and unique…

THROWAWAY

The bum, with his stitched-up forehead and blackened teeth, recalls both Frankenstein’s monster and the dream man from Mulholland Drive…

MOVIE VACATION AT THE 2008 SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

BEST OF 2008! It’s been a long time. I missed going to the San Diego Asian Film Festival the past couple of years because there was always something in the way – life’s little nuisances pooping on my party. But this year I vowed to pull it together…