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Collecting Movies With Tucker Lucas

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 11th, 2021

By Greg Carlson 

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1/14/21

Tucker Lucas works in media production for H2M in Fargo, North Dakota and is an ensemble member of Theatre B.

Greg Carlson: What is your collecting philosophy?

Tucker Lucas:

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Emerald Fennell and Carey Mulligan Team Up for ‘Promising Young Woman’

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 20th, 2021

By Greg Carlson

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Talented hyphenate Emerald Fennell, the season two “Killing Eve” showrunner, unleashes one of the most audacious and provocative films of the year with “Promising Young Woman,” the writer-director-producer’s feature debut. A pitch-black commentary on the unrelenting and insidious misogyny that keeps a tight grip on the culture even in the face of head-on confrontation and critique, Fennell’s uproariously funny film showcases a powerhouse…

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Collecting Movies with Alicia Coombs

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2021

By Greg Carlson

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27 December 2020

Alicia Coombs is an archivist and the head of business affairs for the American Genre Film Archive in Austin, Texas. Outside of watching and collecting movies, she likes to drink coffee, read about cults, and turn down plans so she can hang out with her cats instead.

Greg Carlson: How did you get into movies?

Alicia Coombs: I was raised to love movies. There are a lot of collectors in my family. My uncle, who I am really close to, is a…

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Fincher Pays Tribute to His Father and Old Hollywood in ‘Mank’

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17th, 2020

By Greg Carlson

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David Fincher lays down plenty of track on the great big electric train set of “Mank,” the filmmaker’s return to the director’s chair after “Gone Girl” in 2014. Depending on one’s interest in the evergreen legend of “Citizen Kane” and the politics of classic Hollywood, mileage may vary, but Fincher’s detailed visual style and an invested performance from Gary Oldman -- not to mention the talents of several entertaining supporting…

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Farewell, Safari

by Greg Carlson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17th, 2020

By Greg Carlson

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The Safari, known more recently as the Marcus Safari 7 Discount and the Marcus Safari Value Cinema, has been sold to Ignite Church. The unsurprising news heralds the transition of Moorhead, Minnesota’s surviving public movie exhibitor from one kind of sanctuary to another. Like any cinema, the Safari brought people together to dream in the dark. This week, friends have shared many stories of memorable movie going experiences, birthday parties,…

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​Oscar de Leon: In the ‘Wake’ of greatness

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 4th, 2020

By Jillian Finkelson

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Oscar de Leon has been making films locally for years. His latest project has been nominated for the Exceptional Artistry Award.In his own words, Oscar tells HPR about the project and its journey to the film festival.

“Haylee Thompson (who runs Rethink) and her best friend David Triptow (who is the choreographer on the film) reached out to me about making a film for the festival and we started talking about ideas and influences to really find…

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‘On the Rocks’: Sofia Coppola Enlists Murray and Jones for a New York Story

by Greg Carlson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s delightful distraction from national affairs sees the writer-director returning to her sweet spot: the tiniest whiff of autobiography in a story that, to paraphrase James Stewart’s Macaulay “Mike” Connor in “The Philadelphia Story,” eavesdrops on “the privileged class enjoying its privileges.” A mashup of thematic terrain explored in the cross-generational partnering of “Lost in Translation” and the father-daughter bonding of “Somewhere,” “On…

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Borat: Subsequent Movie Film

by Greg Carlson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2020

The return of Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev is deliberately timed to bring shame to the already circus-like Trump administration ahead of the national election held November 3. The first of three evolving onscreen title translations tags the project “Borat: Gift of Sexy Monkey to Vice Premier Mikhael Pence for Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.” While this “subsequent moviefilm” is statistically unlikely to move the needle…

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Spike Lee Visits David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’

by Greg Carlson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2020

David Byrne and Spike Lee embrace the inevitable comparisons between Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” and their recently-released filmed version of “American Utopia.” Lee’s skillful screen translations of more than half a dozen live shows, including “Passing Strange” and “Rodney King,” position him as an ideal choice to capture the immediacy of the in-person event. Like Demme, Lee also takes the viewer to all kinds of places inaccessible to ticket holders, and…

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​Collecting Movies with Rachel Harrison Gordon

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2020

By Greg Carlson

Rachel Harrison Gordon’s “Broken Bird” may be only ten minutes long, but it is a powerful debut and one of the best films of 2020. An autobiographical story about a biracial girl in New Jersey preparing for her bat mitzvah, the film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and was included as part of the South by Southwest Film Festival’s collaboration with Amazon when the in-person version of the event was canceled as a result of the pandemic.

Greg Carlson: Are you…

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