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Brian Holcomb

Features

Sunday, January 27 2008

Fireflies and Failureboys

Digital filmmaking has provided independent filmmakers with the tools to produce watchable films, but then there's the matter of enticing people to actually watch them. An interview with indie filmmaker, Peter Marcy.


Monday, July 9 2007

The Head Trauma of Independent Filmmaking

PopMatters' interviews Lance Weiler, Director of The Last Broadcast and Head Trauma and who, along with his former partner Stefan Avalos, is one of the real pioneers of digital filmmaking and distribution.


Thursday, February 8 2007

From the Inside, Looking Out

Holcomb speaks with writer-director Djinn, director of Perth. Djinn hails from Singapore, a small nation of avid movie goers who, like their film industry and their country, says Djinn, are 'always looking outward.'


Reviews

Monday, September 22 2008

Dirty Money (Un Flic)

For Jean-Pierre Melville, the classic cops and robbers crime story was simply a vehicle to place his flawed heroes through ritualized situations of life and death.


Monday, August 11 2008

City of Vice

Educated men outraged about crime face situations in which they do not fully comprehend the true moral horror.


Wednesday, May 28 2008

Dead Man's Bounty

This oddball film's closest progenitors are Fassbinder’s Brecht-influenced and just plain weird Whity, and Cox’s Americanized Spaghetti western, Straight to Hell.


Wednesday, April 9 2008

Sleuth

Both dazzlingly brilliant and incredibly irritating, often most irritating when it catches itself being brilliant.


Sunday, April 6 2008

Damages: The Complete First Season

A superbly acted, complex serial story, this show is well-suited to the DVD medium as it can followed at your own pace without fear of missing some of the story.


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