All posts for the month April, 2011

Jane Eyre

Movie review by Greg Carlson The oft-filmed “Jane Eyre,” which has been treated cinematically since at least 1910, tells a tale so compelling and romantic that very little time passes between productions. It has been only five years since Susanna White’s four-episode Masterpiece Theater edition, but filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, whose Mara Salvatrucha-focused feature debut “Sin […]

Jeff Krulik Interview

Interview by Greg Carlson Kicking off the Found Footage Festival is a special 25th anniversary screening of “Heavy Metal Parking Lot,” the much-bootlegged documentary short taped before a Judas Priest concert in Maryland in 1986. Co-director Jeff Krulik spoke to Greg Carlson.   Greg Carlson: What did you want to be when you grew up? […]

Nick Prueher Interview

Interview by Greg Carlson A collection of weird and hilarious clips pulled from straight-to-video, cable access, thrift stores, garage sales and other unexpected VHS sources will be hosted in Fargo on April 25, 2011 by co-curators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, who are currently on a 75-city tour of the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. […]

The Conspirator

Movie review by Greg Carlson Stiff, sober, and fastidious to the brink of suffocation, Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator” recounts the trial of accused Lincoln assassination abettor Mary Surratt, whose boarding house frequently entertained Confederate sympathizers. Presented as a grave and airless history lesson, far too much time is spent in the stifling makeshift courtroom where […]


Movie review by Greg Carlson To call “Hanna” superior to “Sucker Punch” is to damn it with faint praise, though both movies use young females as agents of death, and mean to thrill viewers at the sight of much onscreen mayhem and hand-to-hand combat. The otherwise innocent heroines who headline these features walk the tightrope […]

Source Code

Movie review by Greg Carlson A thick slice of science fiction time loop ham, “Source Code” serves up a (moderately) thinking person’s action thriller superior to much of its competition. Sure to be embraced by the fanboys and fangirls taken with “Moon,” “Source Code” is the second feature to be capably helmed by Duncan Jones, […]