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  • James Franco directs Lindsay Lohan in new R.E.M. music video

    James Franco directs Lindsay Lohan in new R.E.M. music video
    A forbidding mixture of droning guitars and sub-Beat poetry about the ocean and Walt Whitman, R.E.M.'s "Blue" didn't seem like a song in need of additional artiness when it closed the veteran alt-rock band's 2011 swan song, "Collapse Into Now."
  • Richard Leacock dies at 89; documentary filmmaker pioneered cinema verite technique

    Richard Leacock dies at 89; documentary filmmaker pioneered cinema verite technique
    Richard Leacock, a documentary filmmaker and pioneer of the unobtrusive cinema verite camera technique, has died. He was 89. Leacock died Wednesday in Paris, said his daughter Victoria Leacock Hoffman. He had been in declining health and had taken...

    ESPN's '30 for 30': The world's most unlikely indy film festival

     
    I go to film festivals to see the kind of idiosyncratic, personal movies big Hollywood studios rarely make anymore. But for the last 15 months, I've been watching a wonderfully engaging film festival with passionate and provocative movies on TV,...

    Shopping: Gimme Albert Maysles’ eyeglasses!

     
    Albert Maysles, along with his late brother David, directed documentaries such as “Gimme Shelter” and “Grey Gardens” that captured the 1970s-era zeitgeist and set the bar for documentary filmmaking. “Grey Gardens,” which revealed the squalid...