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September 1, 2009

More Numbers Explainers – Oscar’s Math

More Numbers Explainers – Oscar’s Math

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I think I just don’t have any room left in my brain’s hard drive to tackle this thing, that must explain why I choose not to think about it. Good thing others are. The folks over at Film School Rejects have worked it all out – thanks to reader Loyal who brought it to our attention. They’ve clarified in a way a dolt like me almost understands. Starting with: The…

Robin Wright Penn as Pippa Lee

Robin Wright Penn as Pippa Lee

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One of the performances this year I’m most curious about is Robin Wright Penn as Pippa Lee in Rebecca Miller’s upcoming film (Miller is married to Daniel Day-Lewis and is the daughter of Arthur Miller). I missed this Fall Preview in NY Mag a while back and it features Penn. Here is a bit of it: Penn plays Pippa, a woman who is not so much crazy as emotionally dormant‚Äîthe…

Basterds Generates Controversy

Basterds Generates Controversy

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Two sides of the Inglourious Basterds debate on the web, both well worth the read. Funny, I can kind of see both sides of this thing, without having yet seen the film (will see it today). But as a half-Jew with a big chunk of my heart eternally devoted to the pain of those who suffered in the Holocaust – and as a child who had Hitler fantasies (I imagined…