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TIFF 2014: Ned Rifle Review

Ned Rifle Special Presentations Ned Rifle is on a mission to kill his father in the third and final film of Hal Hartley’s Henry Fool trilogy. We’re not provided with much backstory, but suffice it to say that Ned’s parents aren’t very good people. His mother Fay (Parker Posey) is in prison for terrorism, and […]

Interview: Jeff Baena

Talking with Life After Beth writer and director Jeff Baena about crafting a grounded romantic comedy with zombies and empathy.

About Alex Review

Somewhere between the near middle aged malaise of The Big Chill and the twentysomething malaise of St. Elmo’s Fire lies About Alex, a mostly forgettable film about estrangedfriends coming back together to help a buddy in need while learning important life lessons in the process.

The To Do List Review

Despite what should be a novel gender switcheroo designed to look at teenage sexuality from a girl's perspective, The To Do List is still just an awkwardly assembled, bodily fluid loving gross out comedy with almost no distinction from its male counterparts.

Interview: Roman Coppola

We talk to A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III writer and director and current Academy Award nominee Roman Coppola about creating his latest trippy, mind bending comedy, working with Liam Hayes on the film's groovy soundtrack, subliminal messages in advertising, working with Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray, and why he likes coming back to the same kinds of characters.

Safety Not Guaranteed Review

Despite some narrative messiness and a somewhat miscast leading lady, the supporting cast, winning script and tone help make Safety Not Guaranteed rise above the trappings of a standard indie comedy.

Interview: Jake Johnson

We talked to current New Girl television sensation Jake Johnson about his role in the indie time travel/internet meme comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, how to create a sympathetic jerk, and why he thinks the film is a perfect summer movie.