May 2012

Warren Cantrell is at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival seeing as many movies as he can and filing reviews and reports as he goes. It’s a wonderful thing when apolitical entities like artists or athletes find their own independent footing in a social or political avalanche, creating a bridge for members of a conflict to regain […]

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Patty Schemel of Hole has the remarkable fortune of having videotaped the hell out of her musical career. Wanting to document all the places the band traveled, she took a video camera with her and taped everything.

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Two movies out now on Blu-ray and DVD highlight completely opposite ends of the production spectrum.

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For anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of one of the more hotly debated of film genres, ‘Film Noir The Directors’ is a great place to start.

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‘The Fourth State’ will almost certainly reappear in American cinemas with Shia LeBeouf as Paul, and Jessica Biel as Katja, for the outline of near-perfection is already in place, ready to be traced

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24 Hollis Frampton experimental movies from 1966 to 1979 are included on the new Criterion Blu-ray ‘A Hollis Frampton Odyssey.’ All the films in this retrospective set will bring to mind questions about how they were created. Pondering those questions—and the set of filmic limitations and possibilities—are the reason the films exist in the first place.

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To win THE DICTATOR prize pack, which features a wonderful assortment of essential items for any oppressive ruler trying to make it in the Western world, Scene-Stealers readers had to submit a photo of the greatest beard of all time. We asked you for the best and we got ’em! We chose 5 grand prize […]

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Does this shift in style mean The Dictator is more conventional than the reality-based Borat and Bruno? Or is it more subversive because it follows the romcom format while betraying romantic comedy sensibilities with a vicious mean streak and some sublimely shocking moments?

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Trevan and Eric talk about Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s eighth collaboration Dark Shadows before moving onto a movie they actually want to talk about: The Avengers. And check out Eric’s other project U.S. Air Guitar. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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‘Dark Shadows’ has the talent behind and in front of the camera to be the lusty, campy drama it wants to be, but the movie has a lot of exposition to get out of the way first.

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Warren Cantrell is at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival seeing as many movies as he can and filing reviews and reports as he goes.  U.K. artist and sculptor Andrew Logan has acted as the veritable nerve-center of England’s art scene since the early 1970s, a position he solidified after hosting the First Annual Alternative Miss World […]

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What’s most surprising about We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, a documentary about the ‘Anonymous’ hacking collective, is its refusal to seriously acknowledge any other side to an argument whose outcome the documentary presents as a foregone conclusion.

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As the Norwegian comedy ‘Curling King’ demonstrates, the sport’s enthusiasts and practitioners feel that the ancient stone-sliding pastime is a delicate and precise marriage between skill and art, and one to be taken very, very seriously.

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The Chicken and the Egg #29: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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An unusual action movie and a music documentary from one of the most respected filmmakers working today are out on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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