Posts by: Anisse Gross

Reelings #7: Blue Jasmine

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Why is Woody Allen choosing to make a movie about this particular character? Is it to support a modern fable of our economic fall from grace? Or is there something more insidious at play?

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The Rumpus Picks for 2013 Frameline Film Festival

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It’s that time of year again—SF gets all abuzz as Frameline Film Festival, the oldest film festival dedicated to LGBT programming, crushes it with an amazing roster of films. My picks as a cineaste and devoted SF-resident are below, but again they are based on what I think is going to be great and are merely a […]

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DJANGO BLOWOUT

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Today we’re running five essays on Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained. The intention of running so many was not to give Django a disproportionate amount of coverage, but to reflect the controversy and conversation the film has sparked: I’ve overheard 80-year-old men in Speedos talking about it at my swim club, and a thread on my own Facebook page got […]

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Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT

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Francis Ford Coppola’s latest film TWIXT opens in San Francisco this Friday, August 10th. Written, directed and produced by Coppola, this film represents his new code of personal filmmaking ethics: the film must be an original story; it must have a personal component, and it must be self-financed. Coppola says, “Beginning in reverse, the self-financing […]

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Jonathan Lethem’s State of Cinema Address

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One of the highlights for me of this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival was hearing novelist Jonathan Lethem deliver the festival’s annual State of Cinema Address. Lethem, an exuberant and insatiable cineaste, managed to cram mumblecore, the Occupy movement, and even neotony (you’ll find out), into a wildly adventurous, spirited discourse on cinema today. […]

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We Need To Talk About Kevin Giveaway

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UPDATE:  We have a winner!  Ryan Van Meter of San Francisco!  Congratulations! The recent film We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray today, and its distributor, Oscilloscope Labs, sent us a copy to give away to one lucky Rumpus reader! If you […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Travis Mathews

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Travis Mathews is a San Francisco based filmmaker whose movies focus on the emotional and intimate lives of gay men. With both a masters in Counseling Psychology and a background in documentary film work, his films take a humanistic and natural approach to their subjects.

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