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Thithi

One is repeatedly told that blood runs thicker than water, but that theory is put to test in the wickedly funny Kannada film Thithi, from first-time director Raam Reddy. The film’s powerful opening and closing shots are trained on a father and a son respectively – two men related by...

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Chasing Amy

 
 

Amy

The name Amy Winehouse evokes myriad images: the beehive hair, the multiple tattoos, the bold eye make-up, those paparazzi shots of drug-fueled hangovers. British director Asif Kapadia’s captivating documentary on the singer-songwriter goes beyond the clichés to provide an intimate, layered portrait of the troubled artiste who died of alcohol...

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what I'm reading

The 10 best films of 2010 (so far) that you may have missed

Los Angeles Times piece on the films you should have watched this year, but probably haven't. Go seek them out now!

 

The irony of the founding of Facebook

New York Times piece in which director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin discuss the irony of the founding of Facebook, which is at the core of their new film The Social Network.

 

Why James Franco is embarrassed to talk about himself!

An excellent New York Times piece on one of my favorite young actors James Franco; also the star of Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours.

 

Noomi Rapace, original ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ cast in Sherlock Holmes 2

Slashfilm.com has a story on Noomi Rapace, the star of the original Swedish film signing up to play the lead role opposite RDJ and Jude Law in the Sherlock Holmes sequel out next year.