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  • ‘1001 Grams’: The measure of life

    May 14, 2015

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    I am a big fan of Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer. The Norwegian films of his that have made it to American screens – “Kitchen Stories,” “O’Horten” and now “1001 Grams” – reveal a miniaturist dealing in microcosms that reveal the world. In the case of “1001 Grams,” it is the world of weights and measures, a subject [...] More »

Latest Interview

  • The Maron/‘Maron’ split

    May 20, 2015

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    No one is more surprised to find Marc Maron sitting securely atop a tidy little media empire than Maron himself. As his self-titled series, “Maron,” enters its third season (10PM, Thursday, IFC), there’s a marked fork in the path between the fortunes of Marc Maron, the TV character, and Marc Maron, the actor who portrays him. “Yeah, we’ve [...] More »

Commentary

  • The sun hasn’t set on this boy yet

    May 6, 2015

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    As I sat at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in New York Monday evening watching Nils Lofgren do a stunning 90-minute solo show, I was hurtled 40 years back in time, when writing about rock’n’roll was as much a passion for me as writing about movies. I was a true believer in the Church of Rock’n’Roll [...] More »