In Lars von Trier’s latest film, Antichrist, the Danish auteur abandons the video
aesthetic of his recent films to explore the horrors to be found in marital relations. By Scott Macaulay
Ira Sachs sits down with writer-director Oren Moverman to discuss his debut feature, The Messenger,
a powerful look at two soldiers who bring the pain of war to your doorstep.
With Ti West’s The House of the Devil hitting theaters, Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix has become one of
the most active independent production companies around. By Lauren Wissot
After finding success producing such titles as Monster’s Ball and The Woodsman, and then receiving the worst
reviews of his career with his directorial debut, Shadowboxer, Lee Daniels rebounds with his second directing effort, the Sundance and
Toronto-winning Precious. By Jason Guerrasio
IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER
Riding on the momentum of his 2007 surprise hit Juno, Jason Reitman’s third film,
Up in the Air, returns to the corporate America world he explored in Thank You For Smoking, as it follows a “career transition consultant,”
played by George Clooney, whose lifestyle of endless travel, perks, and frequent flyer miles is suddenly threatened. By Scott Macaulay
Ten years after making his last film Thick as Thieves, Scott Sanders returns with an homage to the blaxploitation genre,
the Sundance hit Black Dynamite. By Jason Guerrasio. PLUS: Interview with the film’s composer, Adrian Younge.
I SAW HER STANDING THERE
For Jay DiPietro to make his award-winning play into a feature film he needed to enlist the
talents of two actors who not only would respond to his love story told out of order but have a unique chemistry. You had to believe they were
deeply in love one moment and only awkwardly attracted to each other the next. He found that in Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler who tell Jason
Guerrasio how they built something more than just chemistry for Peter and Vandy.