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Film: Red Dust Glory

Tsotsi ushers in a new era for South African cinema

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Pirated DVDs of Tsotsi are selling at a brisk pace on the streets of Johannesburg despite the fact that it's a rough edit missing the Kwaito music soundtrack. The price is right -- slightly more   

Matt Distel's Exit Interview

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The low-key coolness that veteran Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Associate Curator Matt Distel displays draws from his working man wardrobe, humble voice and a post-work tumbler of bourbon at a Mai  

Film: Nonsense and Nonsensibility

Director Michael Winterbottom makes a clever comedy out of an un-filmable 18th-century novel

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
TORONTO -- Somewhere, cameras should be rolling. During one of those moments when seemingly every Toronto Film Festival actor and filmmaker are squeezed into the International Continental Hotel  

Film: Bang, Pow, Hmmm

Chancy V for Vendetta fails at becoming a thinking man's comic book movie

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The comic world is one of superhuman powers, nonstop battles and earth-shaking explosions. But the futuristic thriller V for Vendetta is something altogether different. The differences that disti  

Northside Artists Need Space

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The CD player skips with every thunderclap at the Sidewinder Coffeehouse in Northside. An afternoon rainstorm of monsoon quality is raging, but the Hamilton Avenue sidewalks are still full with pass  

Film: Boy (Just Visiting) the Hood

Music pushes aside the comedy in Dave Chappelle's feel good concert film

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
The ghetto that star comedian Dave Chappelle calls home is hippie enclave Yellow Springs, a 90-minute drive north of Cincinnati. In the summer of 2004, after the 32-year-old comic abandoned his h  

Film: Independent Spirit

A new biography puts the spotlight on John Cassavetes, but which filmmakers are following in his footsteps?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Well-known stories of artistic rebellion and no-money perseverance involving actor and independent filmmaker John Cassavetes make up the majority of chapters in longtime film critic Marshall Fine  

Right Time for Healing

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
The young boy in the black and white photograph is outgoing and energetic. He's standing in a kayak in the shallow waters of a lake and holding an oar over his head like a pint-sized muscleman. "Th  

Film: Son of the Blackboard Jungle

Adapting his novel Freedomland for the movies gives author Richard Price a chance to go home again

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Everyone understands that actress Julianne Moore was upset when the release of the crime thriller Freedomland was pushed back from late 2005 to February 2006. Moore saw her performance as Brenda M  

Cover Story: 'I'm Like a Quilt'

Folk artist Denise Burge pieces her life together as she goes

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Denise Burge was 6 when she came home from school and found her father lying face down in the kitchen. It was a warm March afternoon, hot actually for North Carolina, in 1969. He was still and s