Eric Hynes

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  • 3 years ago

    Abbas Kiarostami is preoccupied with my tape recorder. He wonders if it's too far from where he's sitting. He makes his translator switch from one side of him to another so the recorder is between them. After a while, clearly still anxious about, ...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Perhaps in response to bombastic mainstream Hollywood, international auteurs often veer toward minimalism—quieter emotions, slower tempos, a tightly defined era and setting. Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes is clearly a man of the art house...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    In Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, a prune-faced, simian-mouthed sexagenarian sits by the road in an old suit and brown-patterned tie while cradling a white bunny in his arms. This is precisely what we've come to expect of a Tom Waits entranc...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    In terms of looks, charisma and talent, Rashida Jones should have been a star a long time ago. But in terms of what she's ready to offer Hollywood (and what Hollywood might be ready to let her accomplish), her belated ascent seems well-timed. Bitt...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    "There's no right decision for her to make." Sarah Polley is talking about one of her characters, but it sounds more like a view of the world. "I think what's scary is when people make life-denying choices," she says. With more than 50 acting cred...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Even though it doesn't have a story, characters or setting, Heidi Murkoff's mega-best-selling, 28-year-old pregnancy manual, What to Expect When You're Expecting, actually makes perfect sense as a vehicle for a contemporary, Hollywood ensemble com...

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