Look!: “Ivan’s Childhood”; “La Pivellina”; Steven Greydanus’s Top 10 List Collection; Joel Avery on “Melancholia” & the Apocalypse; More…

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Look!These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another.Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on.-Last night, thanks to the new Criterion blu-ray release, I finally got around to watching Ivan's Childhood, the first feature film by master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.I've seen Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev, Zerkalo (The Mirror), Solaris, and The Sacrifice enough times to count them among my favorite films, but have never managed to sit … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert on “Les Miserables”

Roger Ebert, who missed out on some of the year's big Oscar-season releases, finally caught up with Les Misérables.What did he think?Well, let's just say I feel a little less lonely this morning. … [Read more...]

Les Misérables (2012)

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My day-job coworkers and I opened gifts from our "Secret Santas" at an office Christmas party this week, and my friend Eric received a box of the complete Lord of the Rings Pez dispensers. There they are, several hobbits, men, a wizard, and Gollum... plastic heads on plastic sticks, looking grim and yet promising a sugar high.I suspect it's only a matter of time until we see the Les Misérables Pez dispenser set. And that isn't just because Les Misérables has a similarly enthusiastic fan bas … [Read more...]


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