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July 2, 2008

Slow As Malaria?

Ciao sold out all 1400 seats of the Castro Theater in San Francisco last weekend, in spite of one local rag's claim that it was as "slow as malaria." Wow. I think that's a bad thing? Regardless, it was followed yesterday by this really terrific review in Variety. No guesses as to what the pullquote from this one will be.

Meanwhile, there are two really amazing developments with Yen's film that I'm going to have to stay hushed up about. Needless to say, the film's journey is proving to be full of surprises.

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Speaking of reviews, I've two new ones at Hammer To Nail: one of the award winning short film The Execution Of Solomon Harris and the other in which I try to pinpoint the strange discontent I felt at the end of Ramin Bahrani's Chop Shop. And while you're out reading, stop by Short End Magazine, where Noralil Ryan Fores has a great conversation with Mike Brune, who's epic The Adventure is still probably the best (live-action) short film I've seen all year.

There was something else I was going to link to, but I don't remember what it was.

Posted by David Lowery at July 2, 2008 11:07 AM