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NEW MOVIE PREVIEW: Documentary “The Gates”

By at February 27, 2008 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

NEW MOVIE PREVIEW: Documentary “The Gates”

Last night marked the television premiere of a 2005 documentary by the legendary Maysles Brothers: The Gates, the tale behind the enormous fabric-paneled steel art installation created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Central Park, New York. Albert and David Maysles began filming the artists' passionate process back in 1979, chronicling initial opposition and more...

Documentaries , Independent Film , On TV

OSCAR WINNER: Taxi to the Dark Side

By at February 25, 2008 | 6:15 pm | 2 Comments

OSCAR WINNER: Taxi to the Dark Side

Sunday's Academy Award winners and losers will be discussed ad nauseum, so we'll avoid all the obvious stuff here at The Lobby. Instead, we're really interested in the Oscar win for Taxi to the Dark Side, the Best Documentary Feature from director Alex Gibney. Acquired by HBO just three days before the big win, this festival favorite brings Gibney the Academy Award more...

Awards , Independent Film , Movie Previews , On TV

NEW SERIES PREVIEW, CAST: HBO’s In Treatment

By at January 28, 2008 | 10:14 pm | 3 Comments

NEW SERIES PREVIEW, CAST: HBO’s In Treatment

HBO loves therapy. First, shrink visits were the focal point for Tell Me You Love Me (that, and all the whoop-whoop sex); now, we're back on the couch for In Treatment, a new nightly half-hour drama starring Gabriel Byrne as Paul, the psych Ph.D.    That's right, nightly drama. Just one reason In Treatment is an experiment of sorts for HBO: Threre's more...

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Brad Renfro Dead at 25

By at January 16, 2008 | 12:26 am | 4 Comments

Brad Renfro Dead at 25

It's sad when a person in the (semi) limelight can't learn from history.  Tonight, Brad Renfro, an actor with both potential and substance abuse problems, was found dead in his home. He was 25. Yeah, he was trying to get sober. Yeah, he had been drinking last night. And yeah, he'd suffered more mistakes and arrests than seen in the cautionary tales of other actors more...

Independent Film , On TV