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FYIVOD for the week of February 24th

FYIVOD for the week of February 24th

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in FYIVOD, we survey the landscape online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Mumblecore

Aaron Katz' COLD WEATHER

Aaron Katz' COLD WEATHER

Both COLD WEATHER and LOVERS OF HATE, two IFC / Sundance Selects releases, made it to my local-art-house-theatre-in-the-boonies in the past two weeks. I had seen LOVERS OF HATE (director Bryan Poyser) at SXSW last year, and enjoyed it – in all of its high-concept-low-budget-plot-dependent-character glory. COLD WEATHER (Aaron Katz) is harder to categorize and is, simply, a very unusual film. Is this good? Yes! Is this bad? Yes, as well.

Mercury in retrograde: Time for self-medication

Mercury in retrograde: Time for self-medication

You’re letting all the cold air in… I am writing this column from my sofa, under two down comforters because…DAMN! It is cold out! Of course, we get this “never happened before” frigid blast from winters past the week after I put all my fall/winter clothes away. To get to a warm jacket and something…

Rebuild Iowa Commission Report Outlines Urgent Needs

Rebuild Iowa Commission Report Outlines Urgent Needs

DES MOINES, Iowa, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Iowa government should ensure housing for all victims of this summer’s floods who need to be relocated, temporarily or permanently, before cold weather arrives, recommends the initial report of the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission issued Tuesday. The state should also expedite the flow of funds from…