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'The September Issue' Mostly Lobs Softballs at Anna Wintournew

When face time is scored, it's not far from Chris Wallace's recent fawning Dick Cheney interview. Softballs are lobbed, and Wintour gets to look, alas, vaguely human. She remains, basically, unchallenged, her devil boss status unchanged but herself all the more lovable.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  09-14-2009  |  Reviews

'Humpday' Director Talks How Seattle Inspiration Led to Sundance Acclaimnew

Lynn Shelton hooks up with the Philadelphia Weekly to discuss her sexually and aesthetically adventurous new film 'Humpday'.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  08-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Czech Jiri Menzel Shows His Mastery in 'I Served the King of England'new

Like Closely Watched Trains, England was adapted from author Bohumil Hrabal, and likewise concerns the wacky and horrifying misadventures of a well-meaning innocent living (eventually) under occupation.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  09-08-2008  |  Reviews

'Brideshead Revisited' Doesn't Want to Follow Its Sourcenew

Any adaptation ought to be its own thing, but the film's hesitation to follow its source to the end produces a confused, schizophrenic work.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  07-28-2008  |  Reviews

'Love Songs' Offers Perverse Entertainmentnew

The film takes a sudden nosedive into a deep, deep funk, vying to becoming the most depressing musical since Cabaret.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  06-23-2008  |  Reviews

Enemy of the Statenew

Director Cristian Mungiu discusses his acclaimed film about illegal abortion in Communist Romania.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  02-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Mitchell Lichtenstein is Half-Cockednew

Teeth takes a horror premise (chick with a toothed vagina that chomps off male members) and plays it just as much for satire as it does for genre thrills.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  01-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Persepolis': A Good But Unnecessary Adaptationnew

While its minimalist black-and-white drawing style makes it a prime candidate for a translation from comics to film, Persepolis runs into a bit of a snag.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  01-22-2008  |  Reviews

One-Flick Ponies?new

With Juno, director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody prove to be more.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  12-17-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Das Lootnew

A documentary deftly explores the Nazi theft of thousands of works of art.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  12-04-2007  |  Reviews

The Fests Are Yet to Comenew

The Terror Film Festival isn't mentioned in the same breath as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto or even our own Philadelphia Film Festival, but it's gained a rapid notoriety within the festival community -- unheard of for a fest whose second year hasn't even happened yet.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  10-15-2007  |  Movies

Robert Benton on Nudity and 'Feast of Love'new

If there's a near-constant in the films written or directed by Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer, Nobody's Fool), it's that they tend to have an unusual amount of bare flesh for mainstream Hollywood fare.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  10-01-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Singleton Discusses Franc Reyes' 'Illegal Tender'new

The only black Best Director nominee explains how producing grants him more options as a filmmaker.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  08-27-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Superbad' Boysnew

Talking shop with the stars of the new comedy.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  08-20-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Zahn in 60 Secondsnew

The actor discusses his new movie Rescue Dawn and working with its fabled director.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  07-16-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

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