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Monday Movie: Ran, by Jason Eaken

Akira Kurosawa + Shakespeare = See this movie. Made in 1985, Ran contains some of the most stunningly photographed battle footage set to film. It transposes the tale of King Lear to Japan, as three brothers fight with each other and their...

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The Room, Revisited, by Jason Eaken

I moved to Los Angeles in August of 2009. I had recently completed a 50-minute short film and was certain that Sundance couldn’t wait to accept it, praise it, and launch my film career (Ah, youth…). Within a few weeks...

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Desk Job, by Jason Eaken

 Directed by Jason Eaken, Desk Job is the story of Travis Hardacre, a lonely insurance adjuster working out of his cramped apartment. He juggles demanding clients, hostile managers, stacks of files, and his own mounting anger, eventually starting to...

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Jason’s Top Ten of 2011

I love the movies and I love to love movies. But I’m one of those people who don’t think 2011 was anything close to a great year for movies. Not as good as 2004, 2007, or 2010. But, as in...

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5. Steven Spielberg

STEVEN SPIELBERG JAWS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, SCHINDLER’S LIST, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, MUNICH Without a doubt, one of the pre-eminent masters of the art of cinema. He is, on his own, what Pixar aspires to as a collective....

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9. Quentin Tarantino

QUENTIN TARANTINO PULP FICTION, RESERVOIR DOGS, KILL BILL, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, JACKIE BROWN There might not be a better case for director-as-pop-star than Quentin Tarantino. He’s kind of the Warhol of filmmakers, only I think he’s having more fun. He faster...