COLUMNS, REVIEWS, and INTERVIEWS
- James Rocchi interviews Mike Binder, writer/director of The Search for John Gissing about the long road to getting his film distributed, and why he finally took matters into his own hands.
- Killer Bs on DVDs: Matt Bradshaw reviews a pair of Euro horror flicks, Black Candles and Evil Eye.
- James Rocchi interviews David Wain and Ken Marino of Ten Commandments comedy The Ten.
- Cinematical Indie Chats it up with Billy the Kid director Jennifer Venditti.
- Cinematical Indie Seven: A John Sayles Primer.
- James Rocchi reviews The Ten.
- Jeffrey M. Anderson's 400 Screens, 400 Blows: The Day the Movies Died
- Cinematical Indie reviews JLo and Marc Anthony's biopic of salsa king Hector Lavoe, El Cantante.
- RvB's After Images: Skammen, aka Shame (1968)
- The Rocchi Review Podcast: James Rocchi chats up Heidi MacDonald of The Beat on all things comic.
INDIE FILM GRAB BAG
- Get your first online taste of director Neil Marshall's (Descent, Dog Soldiers) latest film, Doomsday, a "gritty, futuristic action thriller."
- Johnny Depp set to revisit gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson with The Rum Diaries.
- The New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting pisses off the indie film community with a proposal to tighten up permit requirements for filming in the Big Apple.
- It's not just Lindsay Lohan who makes headlines for getting neck-deep in trouble -- Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt heads to jail for having weapons from terrorists connected with a 1993 terrorist attack.
- Carice van Houten joins the cast of Vivaldi, making Christopher Campbell a happy man.
- Online giant Amazon announces plans to make National Archive films available to the public.
- Monika Bartyzel ponders the question: What makes a supporting actor?
- Jason Reitman's newest film, Juno, starring rising indie actress Ellen Page, gets a December release date.
- Jim Broadbent joins the cast of The Young Victoria, fleshing out an already-promising cast including Emily Blunt as Victoria, Rupert Friend as Prince Albert, Miranda Richardson and Mark Strong.
- Indie Online: Summer Fun, 'Maxed Out,' and a Slew of Serious Shorts
- Sarah Jessica Parker focuses on something other than fashion with her new film, Spinning Into Butter.
- Did Bobby Kennedy do it? Marilyn Monroe's death continues to fascinate conspiracy theorists with yet another documentary.
- One of these things is not like the others ... Tim Allen, David Mamet, and ... Jiu Jitsu? First peek at Mamet's Red Belt.
It was a sad week for the cinephile community as two great auteurs, Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni, passed away.
- Werner Herzog's latest doc, Encounters at the End of the World, gets added to the Toronto International Film Fest lineup.
- The Venice Film Festival gets some gay pride.
DVDs, DEALS and DISTRIBUTION
- Everything's Gone Green, Starter for Ten and Los Zafiros score DVD releases.
- Animated film Vexville secures US release.