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Fictional Band Trivia

Test your knowledge of made-up music makers!

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That Was 2019

The highlights of what I took in and put out

~ 19 minute read

Letterboxd Loose Ends 2019

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Lake Mungo

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Robtober 2019

A month’s worth of movies to help you stay awake

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2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival

21 countries, 76 shorts, 5 features, 48 hours

~ 23 minute read

Behind the Curve

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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

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Links: February 2019

~ 13 minute read

That Was 2018

The highlights of what I took in and put out

~ 20 minute read

Letterboxd Loose Ends 2018

~ 6 minute read

Links: November 2018

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Decades of Horror

Using personal data and crowdsourcing for film curation

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Links: October 2018

~ 14 minute read

Robtober 2018

A month’s worth of movies to help you stay awake.

~ 10 minute read

2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival

~ 8 minute read

Links: August 2018

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Links: June 2018

~ 13 minute read

Twelve Bucks, Twenty Years

The strange story of a student film with a surprising shelf life.

~ 9 minute read

Hereditary

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A Quiet Place

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The Fountainhead

~ 1 minute read

Links: April 2018

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Links: March 2018

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Links: February 2018

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Links: January 2018

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That Was 2017

The highlights of what I took in and put out.

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I, Tonya

~ 1 minute read

Links: December 2017

~ 25 minute read

Letterboxd Loose Ends 2017

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Call Me by Your Name

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The Disaster Artist

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Links: November 2017

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The Florida Project

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Loving Vincent

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Links: October 2017

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Canoa: A Shameful Memory

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Frankenstein’s Army

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10 Cloverfield Lane

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It (1990)

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

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Mother!

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Super Dark Times

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Robtober 2017

A month’s worth of movies to help you stay awake.

~ 11 minute read

2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival

21 countries, 67 shorts, 3 features, 48 hours.

~ 26 minute read

Links: August 2017

~ 19 minute read

The Evil Within

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Hounds of Love

~ 1 minute read

Links: May 2017

~ 21 minute read

In a Lonely Place

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Kubo and the Two Strings

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Graffiti Bridge

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Links: February 2017

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story

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Rashomon

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Arrival

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Links: January 2017

~ 16 minute read

Gates of Heaven

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Links: December 2016

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Letterboxd Loose Ends 2016

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Links: October 2016

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I Saw the Devil

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The Visit

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Under the Shadow

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Bloody Birthday

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Don’t Breathe

~ 1 minute read

Links: September 2016

~ 13 minute read

Snowden

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River’s Edge

~ 1 minute read

Links: August 2016

~ 18 minute read

Inequality for All

~ 1 minute read

Links: July 2016

~ 16 minute read

Terminator Genisys

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Links: May 2016

~ 20 minute read

Links: April 2016

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Fantastic Lies

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Midnight Special

~ 1 minute read

Links: March 2016

~ 22 minute read

The Witch

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The Look of Silence

~ 1 minute read

Links: February 2016

~ 9 minute read

The Witch

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Links: January 2016

~ 5 minute read

Letterboxd Loose Ends 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Nightcrawler

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The Damned

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It Follows

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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The Trip to Italy

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Best Films of 2014

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Letterboxd Loose Ends 2014

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Whiplash

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Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats

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Society

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Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom

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Black Sabbath

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The Mist

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Muscle Shoals

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Breadcrumb Trail

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Stripped

~ 1 minute read

Narco Cultura

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Mud

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20 Feet from Stardom

~ 1 minute read

Veronica Mars

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Thelma & Louise

~ 1 minute read

The Price of Gold

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The Act of Killing

~ 2 minute read

The Lego Movie

~ 1 minute read

Elena

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In the House

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12 O’Clock Boys

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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Her

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Letterboxd Loose Ends 2013

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

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The Sapphires

~ 1 minute read

Compliance

~ 2 minute read

Best Films of 2012

~ 2 minute read

Obstruction by Design

We always talk about design getting out of the way, but does it ever make sense for design to get in the way?

~ 2 minute read

Paranormal Activity 3

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The Innkeepers

~ 2 minute read

Not of These Earths

~ 8 minute read

Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

~ 1 minute read

Sleepwalk with Me

~ 1 minute read

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

~ 1 minute read

Hit So Hard

~ 1 minute read

Cultural Cannibalism

Concerns about remix culture’s critical mass.

~ 1 minute read

Moonrise Kingdom

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Once Upon a Time in America

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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

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The Fly

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The Statue of Liberty

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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

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Just Like Being There

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Refused Are Fucking Dead

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Bobby Fischer Against the World

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Life During Wartime

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Bill Cunningham New York

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Rambo: First Blood Part II

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The Myth of the American Sleepover

~ 1 minute read

The Undefeated

~ 1 minute read

Art and Artifice

The why of art is more important than the how.

~ 3 minute read

The Trip

~ 1 minute read

Red State

~ 1 minute read

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

~ 1 minute read

The Crazies

~ 1 minute read

The Others

~ 1 minute read

Hostel Part II

~ 1 minute read

Saw VI

~ 2 minute read

Song of the Thin Man

~ 1 minute read

Watchmen

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D.O.A.

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Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

~ 1 minute read

Consumption: December 2008

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Consumption: November 2008

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Consumption: October 2008

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Consumption: September 2008

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Fall Travels

~ 2 minute read

Consumption: August 2008

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Consumption: July 2008

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Consumption: June 2008

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Consumption: May 2008

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Ode to a Town Best Forgotten

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Xanadu

~ 1 minute read

Wayne Across America

~ 1 minute read

How Do You Spell Relief? A-U-S-T-I-N

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Consumption: April 2008

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Consumption: February 2008

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Consumption: January 2008

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Consumption: December 2007

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Consumption: November 2007

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Consumption: October 2007

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Consumption: September 2007

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Here and Now

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Consumption: August 2007

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Consumption: July 2007

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Consumption: June 2007

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Consumption: May 2007

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Consumption: April 2007

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Consumption: March 2007

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South by Southwest 2007

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Consumption: January 2007

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Consumption: December 2006

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Consumption: November 2006

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Consumption: October 2006

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Consumption: September 2006

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Consumption: July 2006

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Consumption: June 2006

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1976

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Consumption: May 2006

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Consumption: April 2006

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Consumption: March 2006

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Looking Down My Nose Into the Mirror

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Consumption: February 2006

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Consumption: January 2006

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Four Things

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Consumption: December 2005

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Consumption: November 2005

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Consumption: October 2005

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The Horror

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Consumption: September 2005

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The Inheritance

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Consumption: August 2005

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Consumption: July 2005

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Consumption: June 2005

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Consumption: May 2005

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Revenge of the Sith

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6 for the Price of One

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Consumption: April 2005

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Consumption: March 2005

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In the 77 days since I last posted: I started a new full-time design job at TMX Communications. My face...

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The Philadelphia Film Festival ended a couple of weeks ago, and as it turned out, about 4 of the 8...

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The 13th Philadelphia Film Festival began on Thursday and I’ve managed to fit 8 screenings into my schedule this year,...

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Spaceboy Music got the new Tortoise album, It’s All Around You, nearly two weeks ahead of its release date, so...

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BREDSTIK Entertainment made its second foray into frenetic weekend filmmaking, this time for the 48 Hour Film Project, on the...

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I’m not often interested in shows that could conceivably sell out in less than five minutes after tickets have been...

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Okay, here’s a pretty charming concept: You’re a musician who combs estate sales for the personal slide collections of the...

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You know, neither my physique nor my personality suggests a similarity to any hibernating animal that I can think of,...

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Since Pittsburgh is the other big city in Pennsylvania, and I had never been there, I decided to check it...

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The sleepless National Film Challenge weekend is behind me and its results have far exceeded both my expectations and my...

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Dial-A-Spy: Production Notes

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I remain too distracted to produce contemplative opuses detailing my recent experiences, so here is some brusque vagueness about my...

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Last night, I registered team “BREDSTIK Entertainment” in the National Film Challenge, which works like this: At 7:00 PM on...

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There has been plenty going on, but I haven’t had much to say about any of it. Lightning Bolt, Hangedup,...

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I have been very fortunate (except perhaps in the case of Thirteen) to have so many free movie opportunities lately....

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I learned so much tonight! Were you aware that adolescence is difficult, and that teenagers sometimes abuse drugs and alcohol?...

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Mine is now the supreme pleasure of having viewed the Japanese cult hit Battle Royale. The premise goes like this:...

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Massive Attack and Mondays don’t mix. My eyelids weren’t giving gravity much of a fight this afternoon. Last week’s lucky...

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After redeeming my pass to a sneak preview of Dirty Pretty Things, I somehow stumbled into the wrong theater; when...

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My friends and fellow Kutztown alumni in the Table Collective opened a small exhibition with a variety of work in...

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My roommates and I have found a rather nice apartment in South Philadelphia. We signed the lease on Friday. We...

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It was a beautiful day for a drive to Doylestown yesterday, where an “Independent Double Feature” screened at the County...

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If you read Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None: Hollywood fed it through the Shyamalan and Craven machines and...

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Working for the company that produces the Philadelphia Film Festival allows me convenient access to VHS screeners of most of...

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So a bunch of stuff happened in the last week. Puppetmania on Monday turned out to be the best of...

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More film fest stuff this weekend. I caught a little bit of the Lost Film Fest 8.0 on Friday, including...

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Congratulations to my cousin Bill and his wife Tara, who, around 3:00 on Friday afternoon, gave birth to my tiny...

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I saw Lost in La Mancha last night, a documentary account of visionary filmmaker Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated first stab at...

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Busy, busy week. We have updated the BREDSTIK site for the first time in almost a year, with Flash goodies...

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I guess it’s been pretty quiet around here. In the last month: I braved the Philadelphia blizzard fallout to get...

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I avoided seeing The Piano Teacher when it was in theaters in the States last spring because I didn’t want...

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It’s doubtful this will be of any interest to many people besides me, but since I can think of at...

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I really have to start trusting my instincts. Hell, even trusting the evidence of my senses would have sufficed in...

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Halloween was fun. The afternoon was begun with a matinee of P.T. Anderson’s pitch-perfect Punch-Drunk Love, and rounded out by...

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Happy Birthday, Dad! Lethargy month is drawing to a close. I’ve been out and about for the usual films and...

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I’ve been back from Ottawa for nearly a week now and the annoying cold I contracted while I was there...

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I’ll be in Ontario for the next five days at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Some brief scattered comments before...

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I caught a free sneak preview of Das Experiment last night. It stars Moritz Bleibtreu of Run Lola Run fame...

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There was much rocking this week. Saturday night was Andrew W.K. in Jersey, at this weird sprawling complex filled with...

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My animated LEGO Trilogy shorts collection will be screening at the Bumpin’ Big Top at midnight this Saturday as part...

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M. Night Shyamalan is smart. He knows people don’t want to see a movie about Mel Gibson struggling with his...

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This month’s Exhumed Films event (which was last night) featured two films from Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, the director/producer...

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Mary and I were all set to go see Tuatara last night before we discovered that they cancelled the show...

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Friday night was a rewarding but ultimately forgettable show at the Troc with The Shins, Beachwood Sparks, and some horrible...

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I was very pleased today to discover that the lineup on the new Skeleton Key album Obtainium is identical to...

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Volumes 1 and 2 of the Lost Film Fest DVD compilations are now available. I’m not sure if they’ve actually...

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Just got back from a weekend in New York, primarily for two nights’ worth of sold out shows at North...

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There are still a couple days left to check out the Lost Film Festival 7.0 in West Philly; it is...

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I finally saw Miller’s Crossing this weekend; it was the last of the Coen brothers’ films I hadn’t seen. It...

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It’s a three movie week. Spiderman was pretty fun; it’s rare these days for a movie to have an acceptable...

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Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer’s fantastic Conspirators of Pleasure screened tonight at the International House. This is the first Švankmajer feature...

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Should I go see Trouble Every Day on Thursday or should I go see The Locust? I don’t think I’ll...

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I survived the trip home, and apparently spring arrived while I was gone. The ice cream man is in full...

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My generous hosts and I got back a couple hours ago from seeing a gorgeous digitally remastered 70mm print of...

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The Best and Worst of 2000

As determined by BREDSTIK people.

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