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"This genre gives actresses some really juicy lines and roles,but denies them the acclaim that comes from more 'serious' roles.Kidder was a gifted actress who was indelible in a few films."-Lady Edith

"She won a Genie for it - because Canadians have great taste!"-Mike in Canada

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Jul 26 2019

on the pages of a blueboy magazine...

Remember when Gus Van Sant made Keanu Reeves into a living softcore magazine cover inMy Own Private Idaho?Good times.

(Thanks to Canadian filmmaker Bruce La Bruce for this memory jog)

Sep 29 2016

It's More Than Just National Coffee Day Today

First things first.And coffee is always first.Coffee is life.Did you know that up to 60% of the human body is made of coffee?Huh--oh,that's water?You sure it's not water filtered through ground coffee beans?

But beyond coffee there are other things to celebrate on September 29th.Happy Special day to any reader who arrived on this very day and to the following important events in Cinephile history,Judy Garland lore,and Oscar and Emmy winners...

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Oct 20 2015

Curio: Heartbeats Club

Alexahere with your weekly art break.Ivonna Buenrostrois an illustrator from Toluca De Lerdo,Mexico with a love of film.Watching movies daily with pencils handy,she creates wonderful sketches that she later colorfully transforms in Photoshop.

Enjoy several after the jump...

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Sep 02 2014

50 Appropriate Ways to Celebrate Keanu Reeves Birthday!

In honor of Keanu Reeves' half-century mark today,50 appropriate ways to celebrate the day.Please report back with the number you plan to accomplish today.Party on dudes!

01 Become a "cool breeze over the mountains"like his name (consider it an acting exercize)
02 Consider Beirut,Lebanon where Keanu was born
03 Find it on the map if you're not familiar
03 Take the red pill
04 Join us tonight for "Best Shot"- we'll be choosing our favorite image fromThe Matrix
04 Be excellent to each other
05 Party on,dudes!
06 WatchBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure(1989)
07 Play a game of hockey

08 Drive a motorcycle
09 or,a a bus
10 Wait.Those are both probably illegal without a special license so why not just take a bus and pretend your driver is Sandra Bullock)

11 ...or go surfing
12 The point is physical activity.Do lots of it.Keanu is always on the move.
13 Read our Team Experience anniversary pieceonPoint Break(1991)
14 Lookamazingin a wetsuit
15 Get wet frequently today;It's a good look for you

(35 more ways to celebrate after the jump)

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Jun 30 2013

Great Moments in Gayness: Their Own Private Campfire

Team Experience is celebrating Gay Pride with their favorite moments in gay cinema...Here'sCraig(of 'Take Three' fame) on a certain seminal early 90s trip...HappyGayPrideWeekendEveryone!

The open road and the "messed-up"faces along the way are what haunt lost hustler Mike (River Phoenix) most inMy Own Private Idaho.In Gus Van Sant's seminal 1991 gay road movie Mike trips through narcoleptic encounters with both male and female clients,Wizard of Oz-style barns crashing to the ground,talking porno mag covers,tableaux vivantssex scenes and Shakespeare's Henry IV.His is an eventful,hardscrabble life filled with grit and longing.Each scene arouses memorable moments that everyIdahofan — gay,bi,straight or whatever it takes to have a nice day — surely still carries with them.

The most hopelessly romantic moment in the film and one of its best scenes is Mike's campfire stopover.Somewhere out there on the prairie,in their very own private corner of Idaho,Mike and his ‘prince' Scott (Keanu Reeves) make a fire and hunker down for the night.The prairie is dark and the fire's embers glow like Mike's unrequited feelings.He wants to set his spurs a-jinglin',so ventures a question

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Feb 23 2011

My Own Private Franco

In his ongoing hipster efforts to become the gayest straight man of all time,or maybe just the most storied and/or most interesting celebrity of the new millenium,James Franco recently joined  forces with hisMilk(2008) auteur Gus Van Sant for another look at the gay hustler dramaMy Own Private Idaho(1991) starring Keanu Reeves and the late great River Phoenix.They've collaborated on a two film exhibitfor the Gagosian called "Unfinished".It opens this saturday so that Franco may completely own the weekend.He's hosting the Oscars on Sunday.亚博主页

The films are calledEndless Idaho,which is 12 hours long featuring unused footage from the film shoot as well as footage shot years before that Van Sant showed Franco during theMilkperiod,andMy Own Private River,which is described like so.

My Own Private Riverconsists largely of shots of Phoenix 's character,Mike,woven into a compelling portrait.Franco describes being mesmerized by Phoenix 's "uninhibited acting"in this unreleased footage,and his edit captures the gifted actor at his most emotionally expressive and physically dynamic.The score is by Michael Stipe,who is an art school drop-out.

If I were in Beverly Hills,I'd gladly take this in.River Phoenix's "Mike"is one of the best performances of the Nineties if you ask me,and he was criminally denied an Oscar nomination (the film was completely snubbed though River did win the Independent Spirit Award).I still vividly remember receiving the news of his death,a shock so sudden and dispiriting for the cinema that I have (gratefully) only ever experienced it's like one other time (Heath Ledger).