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Falling Back: An interview with Tom Gilroy, writer/director of “Spring Forward”

‘I’m not a technical genius,’ Gilroy admits as the conversation shifts into his no-coaxing tactic of working with actors. Yet Gilroy’s own admonition of a lack of technical proficiency, his general humility, and his frank discussion of actors’ terminology do…

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Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out: An Interview with Mark Osborne, Director of “Dropping Out”

Mark Osborne and filmcritic.com staff member James Brundage recently talked about the media and its affect upon America today… without resorting to ultra-conservative clichés used after sensationalistic acts of violence. Mark Osborne: Dropping Out is about a bored guy living…

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Man, Overboard! An interview with John-Luke Montias, writer/director “Bobby G. Can’t Swim”

John-Luke Montias: I’m originally from New Haven, Connecticut, and I lived in New York for about the last 12 years, but I consider myself pretty much a New Yorker. filmcritic.com: I’d consider myself a New Yorker too, if New Yorkers…

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Filmcritic.com’s Alternative Oscar Nominations – 1999

Today’s Oscar nominations are nothing short of offensive. So many overlooked, so many undeserving getting the nominations. The fact that The Cider House Rules was even made is bad enough, worse still that they nominate it for Best Picture of…

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The Year in Film – 1999

Looking back at my prior ‘Years in Film’ and some of the dog movies that have backed into slots on those top 10 lists for lack of anything better to see in that year, I’m tempted to say that 1999…

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The Top 101 Films of the Millennium

So we’re cheating. For all practical purposes, this is our top 101 of the century. But we buy that millennium hype just like everyone else, so why not just make this yet another millennium list, we thought. Hell, it’s the…

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Shine On! — A Look at Director Scott Hicks’ Next Project: “Snow Falling on Cedars”

Director Scott Hicks is uncompromising in his approach to filmmaking. During pre-production for his first feature he insisted that Geoffrey Rush, at the time a struggling Australian theatre actor, was the only one who could play the role of pianist…

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Ground Control to Major Bob — The Bob Zmuda Interview

‘Andy Kaufman asked me on his deathbed to do two things,’ says Bob Zmuda. ‘One was to write a book about him, the other was to produce a movie about him. He was scared of being remembered as Latka on…

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Diggstown – An afternoon with rising star Taye Diggs

From his meteoric arrival on the Hollywood scene as a Jamaican boytoy in How Stella Got Her Groove Back to his acclaimed supporting role in GO earlier this year, Taye Diggs has taken Hollywood by storm. Not too bad for…

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Open Your Eyes: A Second Look at “Eyes Wide Shut”

I feel as if my life up to the current point should be divided into three parts. The first part consists of having not seen or heard of Eyes Wide Shut. During this period, I may have seen a few…

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