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Review: Youth In Revolt

Juno continues to poison American independent cinema.
Michael Cera hardly revolutionary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010
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Interview: Pete Docter

Pete Docter was only the third animator to come aboard Pixar when he joined up in 1990, and he's had a lasting effect at the computer-animation powerhouse.
3-D or not 3-D? That is the first question . . .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 22, 2009
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Stand-up guys

“In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world,” wrote Schopenhauer, “and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
Tim and Eric’s 15 minutes
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 04, 2007
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Ira and Abby

Robert Cary is not up to even latter-day Woody standards.
Kitch, clichés, and neurosis — a fatal combination
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 10, 2007
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BBC America?

The British are coming! And they have American accents!
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 12, 2007
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Jindabyne

If you’ve seen Short Cuts , you’ll recall the fishing-trip segment in which Huey Lewis pisses into a stream.
Raymond Carver's human tragedy in near perfect form
By TOM MEEK  |  May 17, 2007


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Power failure

There must be something about Bob Balaban, straight man extraordinaire, that reminds Hollywood and indie filmmakers of the people who sign their paychecks.
Bob Balaban’s network connections
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2006