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March 14, 2008

 

Funny Games

Michael Haeneke’s film Funny Games is 98% a superbly crafted (and crafty) art house horror film. It is also 2% a deconstruction of itself. The problem is, the 2% is like a sliver; you pick at it, crippling your reaction to everything else. This is exactly what Haeneke has in mind. I’ve delayed judgment since […]

February 15, 2008

 

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

The closest thing American films had to a self-conscious masterpiece, in 2007, was Paul Thomas Anderson’s picture There Will Be Blood . But in that film, Anderson’s ambition exceeded his command of technique and social criticism. On the other hand, Romanian director Christian Mungiu has accomplished it, creating a period piece that seems to stand […]

February 1, 2008

 

The Savages

Hollywood films are quick to take us to fantasy land, especially these days, when computer graphics are almost ubiquitous. But there are some places – places we may have to face ourselves one day – from which they shy away. Chief among these is the end of life. We do get our share of cartoons […]

January 23, 2008

 

Persepolis

WFIU Movie Critic Peter Noble Kuchera reviews “Persepolis.”

January 16, 2008

 

There Will Be Blood

WFIU Movie Critic Peter Noble Kuchera reviews “There Will Be Blood.”

January 9, 2008

 

Charlie Wilson’s War

WFIU Movie Critic Peter Noble Kuchera reviews “Charlie Wilson’s War.”

January 7, 2008

 

Phoenix Theatre: End Days

Deborah Zoe Laufer’s "End Days" at Indianapolis’s Phoenix Theatre is a comedy about a family whose father, Bill Simmons, has been paralyzed by the killing of his entire staff in the World Trade Center on 9/11, a mother, Martha Jacobs, who’s energized only by a manic dedication to a Christianity focused only on saving souls […]

December 18, 2007

 

Edgewood High School: “Who Murdered Who” and “Making Nice”

WFIU’s George Walker talks with directors Kaylea Duncan and Maggie Cissel.

December 11, 2007

 

Indiana Repertory Theatre: Tuesdays with Morrie

"Tuesdays with Morrie" is sports writer and broadcaster Mitch Albom’s moving story of the friendship with his former professor Morrie Schwartz during the last few months of Morrie’s. The story began as a best selling book. It then became a popular made-for-TV movie with a substantial cast, staring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemon. Still later […]

November 8, 2007

 

IU Dept. of Theatre and Drama: Measure for Measure

WFIU’s George Walker talks with director Fontaine Syer

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