Josh Rosenblatt

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DVD Watch
Winter Soldier
On January 31, 1971, more than 125 Vietnam veterans gathered in a conference room at a Howard Johnson's in Detroit for a reckoning

Screens, June 2, 2006

Readings
A Writer's Life
Elucidating the fine art of hanging around

Books, April 28, 2006

Rebel Radio
Rebel Radio
Four men, six 'Star Wars' films, and endless conversation

Screens, April 28, 2006

Sound Checking for a Pulse, and Finding It
Sound Checking for a Pulse, and Finding It
The rock docs in this year's 24 Beats Per Second program rattle and hum with soul and revolt

Screens, March 10, 2006

Come in From the Old
Come in From the Old
Warming up to folksonomies, recommendation systems, and glocalized environments

Screens, March 3, 2006

DVD Watch
La Bête Humaine
Jean Renoir shot it in 1938, just as Hitler's troops were occupying the Sudetenland and Neville Chamberlain and his band of appeasers were bending Europe's back to the whims of the Third Reich. So, you'll forgive him for making such a dark picture.

Screens, Feb. 17, 2006

Readings
Barney Ross
Hear his story of tragedy and triumph and tragedy again, recounted admirably and enthusiastically by Douglas Century in this new biography of that great yet forgotten early 20th-century scrapper

Books, Feb. 10, 2006

'World' Cinema
'World' Cinema
Three-month series AFS@Dobie launches with latest Jia Zhangke film

Screens, Jan. 13, 2006

DVD Watch
Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics
The films found in this box set are beautiful examples of a new direction in Japanese filmmaking, one that used the aesthetic and technical language of the swordplay films to expose and attack the culture that had lionized them

Screens, Dec. 23, 2005

Gift guide
King Kong: Collector's Edition, Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life, Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness, Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper

Screens, Dec. 16, 2005

DVD Watch
Two From Truffaut
Criterion's 'Shoot the Piano Player' and 'Jules and Jim'

Screens, Dec. 9, 2005

DVD Watch
Naked
The 1993 film by writer and director Mike Leigh, newly released by Criterion, is a small masterpiece of blighted English negativity: like little body with a corrosive heart

Screens, Sept. 30, 2005

DVD Watch
The Best of Open Screen Night: Year Two
How great it is to have an outlet like this in town? Pretty great. But how great is this anthology?

Screens, July 29, 2005

DVD Watch
Heaven Can Wait
Ernst Lubitsch's first effort in Technicolor shimmers like Champagne in crystal: all bubbles, trifles, and blithe sophistication

Screens, June 10, 2005

Summer Reading
Contrabando: Confessions of a Drug-Smuggling Texas Cowboy
He spent seven years smuggling marijuana into the United States over the border from Mexico and somehow lived to write about it

Books, May 27, 2005

Readings
The Education of Arnold Hitler
Wouldn't it be funny if your name was Arnold Hitler?' Marc Estrin writes in the follow-up to the acclaimed Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa,' and immediately the warning sirens start to wail

Books, April 15, 2005

DVD Watch
Kagemusha
All of the director's classic themes and techniques are here, but 'Kagemusha' also ushered in a new period in Kurosawa's style, one influenced by the countless hours, months, and years he spent painting imagined scenes from the movie as he waited dejectedly for funding to come in

Screens, April 8, 2005

SXSW Film Reviews
Dust to Glory

Screens, March 18, 2005

SXSW Film Reviews
Straight Line

Screens, March 18, 2005

Readings
The Plot Against America
'The writing and the ideas here are unimpeachable, and one could hardly question the audacity of the premise,' writes Josh Rosenblatt of Philip Roth's terrifying look at a reimagined America, 'but there is something vital missing'

Books, Dec. 24, 2004

DVD Watch
The Battle of AlgiersAlso Out Now The Battle of Algiers
In the wake of this country's most recent exercise in colonialism, Criterion has released, on three DVDs, Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 masterpiece, a film so rich in aesthetic and political relevance as to be almost uncanny

Screens, Nov. 5, 2004

Cinematic Convergence
The Hot Shoe
The 11th Annual Austin Film Festival

Screens, Oct. 15, 2004

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