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Kristian St. Clair: Upswing on the Downbeat with THIS IS GARY MCFARLAND

The music-doc cool cat searches for the impeccably coiffed ghost of long-forgotten jazz genius Gary McFarland and discovers the Holy Grail of ‘60s soda pop TV commercials.

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Rewind: Reminiscence on the Recording of ‘Genesis’

January 30, 2015
THIS IS GARY MCFARLAND

Wendy Flower on Gary McFarland.

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Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress?

January 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
STILL ALICE

Does likability matter more than the art of acting in this race?

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Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actor?

January 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
AMERICAN SNIPER

Who brought depth scene by scene, second by second?

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Title Championship: Repression and Revolt

January 27, 2015
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS; THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT.

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Beyond Exploitation: Peter Strickland’s THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

January 26, 2015
DUKE BURGUNDY

‘All I’m doing is stepping outside of that fantasy and showing the mechanics of it.’

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Ficks’ Picks: Sundance Edition

January 25, 2015
CHRISTMAS AGAIN

In the not-to-be-overlooked category: three Sundance favorites.

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Sundance: The Storied Path to THE ROYAL ROAD

January 24, 2015
THE ROYAL ROAD

Jenni Olson talks preservation, pining and the art of pretend in the making of her literary film essay.

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Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress?

January 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Showstoppers, haunting spells: Taking a look at great actresses in this year’s supporting roles.

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Ani Simon-Kennedy: Goodbye to Language

January 22, 2015
DAYS OF GRAY

The indie adventurer sojourns to the Land of Fire and Ice and teams up with orchestral rock band Hjaltalin for her silent movie feature debut, DAYS OF GRAY.

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Show, Don’t Tell: I AM NOT A HIPSTER

January 22, 2015
I AM NOT A HIPSTER

From SHORT TERM 12’s Destin Daniel Cretton, I AM NOT A HIPSTER’s unreliable narrator matches up well with the also brilliantly morose INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.

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Oscars 2015: Video Evidence

January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
BOYHOOD

Who deserves to win? A video essay series applies sense, cinemetrics and subjectivity to the race.

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Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor?

January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

To be a dominant actor, you don’t always have to dominate.