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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Lars von Trier’s newest project is either a thriller or a horror film depending on your outlook. Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film is scheduled for release first in France on 19 August and a trailer was just released.



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Wednesday, Apr 8, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

We Live in Public directed by Ondi Timoner is a timely documentary that looks at the role of the Internet on human interaction and the erosion of the private sphere as told by Josh Harris. The film screened this past week at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durha, North Carolina.



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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009

Greg Mottola’s upcoming Adventureland extends his Superbad interest in awkward young coupling, but this time around he’s chosen a more romantic approach. The wall-to-wall music in the film is an impressive collection of songs faithful to its period (1987) and setting (Pittsburgh amusement park staffed by frustrated folks in their teens and early twenties). While the script is sometimes too eager to point out the coolness of some of the songs—through characters’ mixtapes and onscreen LP jackets—the overall effect is an earnest love letter to the soundtrack of Mottola’s youth.


Music supervisor Tracy McKnight worked with Mottola to clear the almost 40 songs used in the film, which meaningfully connects Lou Reed and Big Star to Falco and Poison. Yo La Tengo provided the score.


Read more about the film’s use of music here.


 



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Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009

“You haven’t seen war until you’ve seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino.”  Out August 21.



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Sunday, Nov 12, 2006
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