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10th Anniversary: A SERIOUS MAN

"I have never seen a film that mixes laugh-out-loud comedy so intimately with dead serious philosophical questioning. It packs so much into its short runtime. " - Dr strange

"This movie is one of my favorites - Michael Stuhlbarg the biggest reason, he's so heartbreakingly fantastically good in everything." -Rebecca

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Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
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Soundtracking: Documentary Now! - "Original Cast Album: Co-op"

by Chris Feil

In the recent weeks of losing both Hal Prince and D.A. Pennebaker, my mind naturally went to Original Cast Album: Company. As Pennebaker’s enduring documentary short detailing the backstage business of recording one of Prince’s peak creations, it provides moments worth obsessing over for Broadway obsessives and otherwise. So it feels serendipitously timed to celebrate them both that Documentary Now! arrived at the film in its most recent season. After all, sometimes the greatest tribute is parody.

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D.A. Pennebaker

by Glenn Dunks

D.A. Pennebaker, aka Donn Alan, the legend of documentary who famously captured the growing counter culture music scene, American presidents and a particularly memorable Original Cast Recording, died this weekend at age 94.

Like many of his contemporaries who are today regarded as among the most influential of the form like Albert Maysles and Frederick Wiseman, Pennebaker was never really embraced by the Academy. He was nominated alongside his wife and frequent collaborator Chris Hegedus in 1994 for The War Room about the 1992 presidential campaign for Bill Clinton, but was eventually awarded an honorary statue in 2013 for his undeniably immense contribution to film...

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Which classic musical should be made (or remade) into a movie?

by Nathaniel R

With the news that a recent stripped down experimental version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! was coming to Broadway in April 2019, we thought it might be interesting to look at the "Most Often Revived Musicals on Broadway". The list is as follows: 

  1. Porgy & Bess (8 times)
  2. Threepenny Opera (7 times)
  3. Showboat (7 times)
  4. Peter Pan (6 times)
  5. Pal Joey (6 times)
  6. Guys & Dolls (6 times)
  7. Fiddler on the Roof (6 times)
  8. Carousel (6 times)
  9. ... and Oklahoma! will be joining this list in a handful of months.
  10. It can't really be a top ten since a plethora of shows have been on Broadway 5 times.

More on that list and movie versions after the jump...

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